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Examples of Attica
Having heard of the fame of Epops (the hoopoe), sometime called Tereus, and now King of the Birds, they determine, under the direction of a raven and a jackdaw, to seek from him and his subject birds a city free from all care and strife.
Trochilus (the wren), in a state of great flutter, as he mistakes them for fowlers, opens the door and informs them that his Majesty is asleep.
Hence, if we existed before the Earth, before the gods, the kingship belongs to us by right of priority.
It was not the gods, but the birds, who were formerly the masters and kings over men; of this I have a thousand proofs.
Demosthenes tells us it was thirty-five stadia from Athens.
I was at a feast in town, given to celebrate the birth of a child; I had drunk pretty freely and had just fallen asleep, when a cock, I suppose in a greater hurry than the rest, began to crow.