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 MildewMilesian Story or Tale (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Mile’sian Fables.
The romances of Antonius Diog’ens, described by Pho&tbreve;ius, but no longer extant. They were greedily read by the luxurious Sybarites, and appear to have been of a very coarse amatory character. They were compiled by Aristi’ds, and translated into Latin by Sisen’na, about the time of the civil wars of Ma’rius and Sylla.   1
   The tales of Parthe’nius Nice’nus were borrowed from them. The name is from the Milesians, a Greek colony, the first to catch from the Persians their rage for fiction. Parthenius taught Virgil Greek.   2

 MildewMilesian Story or Tale (A). 


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