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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Oaths.
 
Rhadamanthus imposed on the Cretans the law that men should not swear by the gods, but by the dog, ram, goose, and plane-tree. Hence Socrates would not swear by the gods, but by the dog and goose.   1
 


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