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[407e] But if a man was incapable of living in the established round1 and order of life, he did not think it worth while to treat him, since such a fellow is of no use either to himself or to the state.” “A most politic Asclepius you're telling us of,2” he said. “Obviously,” said I, “that was his character. And his sons too, don't you in see that at Troy they approved

1 Cf. Thucydides i. 130.

2 There is a touch of comedy in the Greek. Cf. Eupolis, fr. 94 Kock ταχὺν λέγεις μέν.

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