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 But all time would fail us if we should try to recount all his activities. On another occasion I shall set them forth in detail;1 for the present however, I have produced a sample of the nature of Hipponicus, after whom you should pattern your life as after an example, regarding his conduct as your law, and striving to imitate and emulate your father's virtue; for it were a shame, when painters represent the beautiful among animals, for children not to imitate the noble among their ancestors.
1 This intention was not, so far as we know, carried out.