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[330b] “As a moneymaker, I hold a place somewhere halfway between my grandfather and my father. For my grandfather and namesake1 inherited about as much property as I now possess and multiplied it many times, my father Lysanias reduced it below the present amount, and I am content if I shall leave the estate to these boys not less but by some slight measure more than my inheritance.” “The reason I asked,” I said, is that you appear to me not to be over-fond of money.

1 Cephalus, Lysanias, Cephalus, and so frequently.

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