Again, he raises the question: “If a wise man1
should inadvertently accept counterfeit money for
good, will he offer it as genuine in payment of a
debt after he discovers his mistake?” Diogenes
says, “Yes”; Antipater, “No,” and I agree with
If a man knowingly offers for sale wine that is
spoiling, ought he to tell his customers? Diogenes
thinks that it is not required; Antipater holds that
an honest man would do so. These are like so
many points of the law disputed among the Stoics.
“In selling a slave, should his faults be declared—not those only which the seller is bound by the civil
law to declare or have the slave returned to him, but
also the fact that he is untruthful, or disposed to
gamble, or steal, or get drunk?” The one thinks
such facts should be declared, the other does not.