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[20] also did not regard the employment of fables as beneath the dignity even of poetry; witness his lines that narrate “What the shrewd fox to the sick lion told.” The Greeks call such fables αἶνοι (tales) and, as I have already1 remarked, Aesopean or Libyan stories, while some Roman writers term them “apologues,” though the name has not found general acceptance.

1 In the preceding section. cp. Arist. Rhet. II. xx. 3 for “Libyan stories.”

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