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“And you, Antisthenes,” said Socrates, “what do you take pride in?”

“In wealth,” he replied.

Hermogenes asked him whether he had a large amount of money; he swore that he did not have even a penny.

“You own a great deal of land, then?”

“Well, perhaps it might prove big enough,” said he, “for Autolycus here to sand himself in.”1

1 The reference is to the handful or so of dry sand that an athlete put on after oiling his skin.

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