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Diogenes compared them to fig-trees growing over precipices; for their fruit was devoured by daws and crows, not by men.


Galen, on Diogenes's views on the ignorant rich, in Exhortation to Study the Arts, Wakefield (1796), p. 217; cf. Stobaeus, iv. 31b. 48.

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Diogenes compared them to fig-trees growing over precipices; for their fruit was devoured by daws and crows, not by men.

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Diogenes compared them to fig-trees growing over precipices; for their fruit was devoured by daws and crows, not by men.

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Diogenes compared them to fig-trees growing over precipices; for their fruit was devoured by daws and crows, not by men.

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Diogenes compared them to fig-trees growing over precipices; for their fruit was devoured by daws and crows, not by men.