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[11] Forms of words also are faulty, if they do not express an agreeable sound; for instance, Dionysius the Brazen1 in his elegiacs speaks of poetry as “ the scream of Calliope;

” both are sounds, but the metaphor is bad, because the sounds have no meaning.2

1 According to Athenaeus, p. 669, he was a poet and rhetorician who recommended the Athenians to use bronze money.

2 A scream is neither articulate nor agreeable, like the sound of poetry, although both are voices or sound, and to that extent the metaphor is correct.

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