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Moreover, on behalf of our friends we will join in making the same prayer which they make on their own behalf.

To be sure.

And a son is a friend to his father, the boy to the man.


Yet the father will often pray the gods that the things which the son prays to obtain may in no wise he granted according to the son's prayers.

Do you mean, when the son who is praying is still young and foolish?

Yes, and also when the father, either through age or through the hot temper of youth,

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