Cyrus the Great, the Persian leader, wrote:
An aulos player who saw some fish in the sea played his instrument in the hope that they would come ashore. When they refused to do so, the aulos player took a net, netted a large catch and hauled them in. See the fish jumping about he said to them, “It is too late to dance now; you might have danced to my music but you would not.”
Can you think of an application for today?