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[132] Besides, what purpose is served by dark and enigmatic dreams? Surely the gods ought to want us to understand the advice they give us for our good. 'Oh!' but you retort,' Are poets and natural philosophers never obscure?' Indeed they are: Euphorion1 is even too obscure; but Homer is not.

1 Clement of Alexandria classes him in this respect with Callimachus and Lycophron.

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