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Ἐκ δὲ ὑπερβολῶν χάριτες μάλιστα αἱ ἐν ταῖς κωμῳδίαις, πᾶσα δὲ ὑπερβολὴ ἀδύνατος, ὡς Ἀριστοφάνης ἐπὶ τῆς ἀπληστίας τῶν Περσῶν φησιν, ὅτι ῾ὤπτουν βοῦς κριβανίτας ἀντὶ ἄρτων.᾿ ἐπὶ δὲ τῶν Θρᾳκῶν ἕτερος, ὅτι ῾ Μηδόκης ὁ βασιλεὺς βοῦν ἔφερεν ὅλον ἐν γνάθῳ.᾿
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