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Plutarch, Dinner Of The Seven Wise Men, 150a


nanand a priest of the Ardalian Muses, whose rites the old Ardalus had founded. Here Aesop, who was sent from Croesus to visit Periander, and withal to consult the oracle at Delphi, sitting by and beneath Solon upon a low stool, told the company this fable: A Lydian mule, viewing his own picture in a river, and admiring the bigness and beauty of his body, raises his crest; he waxes proud, resolving to imitate the horse in his gait and running; but presently, recollecting his extraction, how that his father was but an ass at best, he stops his career and checks his own haughtiness and bravery. Chilo replied, after his short laconic way, You are slow and yet try to run, in imitation of your mule. Amidst these discourses in comes Melissa and sits her down by Periander; Eumetis followed and came in as we were at supper; then Thales calls to me (I sat me down above Bias), Why do you not make Bias acquainted with the problems sent him from the King by Niloxenus this second time, that he may soberly and warily weigh them? Bias answered


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Subjects of this text:

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aesop, early traditions about Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
aesop, historical figure, as Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
aesop, humbleness of Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
aesop, rehabilitation of Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
aesop, slave, as Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
affinity, argument from Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 125
afterlife (also survival) Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 123
ahiqar Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
ahiqar and Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
among parable scholars, removing stigma from fable and aesop Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
apollonius of tyana Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
authorial presence in fables Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
cause/causality Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 123
characterization of Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
classical period, fables in Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
composing fables, using aesopic mode Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
contraries/opposites, argument from Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 125
craftiness, slave, as Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
craftiness, teacher, as Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
demetrius of phalerum, biography Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
fable tellers, aesop as Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
fable tellers, jesus as Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
fable tellers, plutarch as Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
harmony, the soul as harmony/attunement Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 125
harpocratio Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 123
hellenistic period, fables in Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
homer Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
life of aesop Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
longinus Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 123
low wisdom fable as Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
myth Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 123
orphism Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 123
peri psukhès Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 125
physiognomy Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
pleasure Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 123
plutarch, of chaeronea Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 123, 125
plutarch Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
recollection, argument from Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 125
shunning or embracing the genre Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
slavery, context of fable Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
stigma of fable genre Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 270
suicide Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 125
vice' Delcomminette, d’Hoine, and Gavray, Ancient Readings of Plato’s Phaedo (2015) 123