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“As for you,” said Lycon, addressing Philip, “it is obvious that your pride is in your jesting.”

“And my pride is better founded, I think,” replied Philip, “than that of Callippides, the actor,1 who is consumed with vanity because he can fill the seats with audiences that weep.”

1 Callippides was regarded at this time and afterward as perhaps the most illustrious tragic actor of his time.

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