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[629b] “though a man possessed goods in plenty (and he specifies nearly every good there is), if he failed to prove himself at all times most valiant in war, no mention should I make of nor take account of him at all.” No doubt you also have heard these poems; while our friend Megillus is, I imagine, surfeited with them.

I certainly am.

And I can assure you they have reached Crete also, shipped over from Lacedaemon.

Come now, let us jointly interrogate this poet somehow on this wise:

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