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Again, his accuser alleged that he selected from the most famous poets the most immoral passages, and used them as evidence in teaching his companions to be tyrants and malefactors: for example, Hesiod's line:

““No work is a disgrace, but idleness is a disgrace.”

Hes. WD 309
He was charged with explaining this line as an injunction to refrain from no work, dishonest or disgraceful, but to do anything for gain.

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