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Plutarch, Dinner Of The Seven Wise Men, 155b


nanelse you would not, even in jest, have humorously compared it to ours. It seems to me, Aesop, that your idea of a home is limited to these protective coverings made of mortar, wood, and tiles, just as you were to regard a snail's shell, and not the creature itself, as a snail. Quite naturally, then, Solon gave you occasion to laugh, because, when he had looked over Croesus's house with its costly furnishings, he did not instantly declare that the owner led a happy and blessed existence therein, for the good reason that he wished to have a look at the good within Croesus rather than at his good surroundings. But you, apparently, do not remember your own fox. For the fox, having entered into a contest with the leopard to determine which was the more ingeniously coloured, insisted it was but fair that the judge should note carefully what was within her, for there she said she should show herself more ingenious.


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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, slave, as Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
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
classical period, fables in Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
craftiness, slave, as Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
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
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
physiognomy Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77
slavery, context of fable' Strong, The Fables of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke: A New Foundation for the Study of Parables (2021) 77