APOLOGUE (ἀπόλος, fabula), "a novel story, contrived to teach some moral
truth" (Johnson). A fable or allegory.
For admirable instances of the apologue, see that of Protagoras concerning the
gift of Reverence and Justice, (Plato's Protag., p. 320; Jowett, 1st ed.,
129), and Coleridge's Friend, where the case of the seizure of the Danish fleet
by the English is represented in this form (The Friend, sec. 1, essay XIV.).