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M0240 = Perry460. Source: Yenni, Anecdote 6. This is Perry 460. Demosthenes was a famous orator of fourth-century Athens (see also #82). The city of Megara mentioned here was a city on the Saronic Gulf to the west of Athens. Compare the fable about Demades taunting his audience with an Aesop’s fable, #871.