De te fabula narratur  

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De te fabula narratur is a Latin dictum by Horace meaning "the tale is told of you."

In full it reads "mutato nomine de te fabula narratur" (change but the name, and the story is told of yourself) and it is found in Satires, I. 1. 69.

It is preceded by Quid rides? ("Why do you laugh?".



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