So, too, one lie may be
defeated by another: Galba, for instance, when
someone told him that he once bought a lamprey
five feet long for half a denarius in Sicily, replied,
“There is nothing extraordinary in that: for they
grow to such a length in those seas that the fishermen tie them round their waists in lieu of ropes!”
Then there is the opposite of denial,
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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