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[549d] that her husband is not one of the rulers and for that reason she is slighted among the other women, and when she sees that her husband is not much concerned about money and does not fight and brawl in private lawsuits and in the public assembly, but takes all such matters lightly, and when she observes that he is self-absorbed1 in his thoughts and neither regards nor disregards her overmuch,2 and in consequence of all this laments and tells the boy that his father is too slack3 and no kind of a man, with all the other complaints

1 Cf. Symp. 174 D, Isoc.Antid. 227.

2 Cf. the husband in Lysias i. 6.

3 λίαν ἀνειμένος: one who has grown too slack or negligent. Cf. Didot, Com. Fr. p. 728τίς ὧδε μῶρος καὶ λίαν ἀνειμένος; Porphyry, De abst. ii. 58.

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