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The Roman poet Horace is credited with coining the expressions for the two contrasting ways of opening a narrative. According to him ‏(in his Ars Poetica, 13 B.C.E.‏) you can tell the story ab ovo ‏(literally, “from the egg,” i.e. from the beginning, incidentally implying that it all started with the egg, and not with the chicken‏), or you can start the...