Numerous anecdotes and witticisms attributed to her will be found in Athenaeus.
The style is quaint, original, abounding in allusions and witticisms, and rich, with piled-up analogies and metaphors.
Some of them played the part of professional jesters (like the later buffoons and court fools), and kept collections of witticisms ready for use at their patrons' table; others relied upon flattery, others again condescended to the most degrading devices (Plutarch, De adulatore, 23; De educatione puerorum, 17).
And, in fact, Bilibin's witticisms were hawked about in the Viennese drawing rooms and often had an influence on matters considered important.
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