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[5] take for example the statement “Crates on seeing an ill-educated boy, beat his paedagogus,” or a very similar example which they do not venture actually to propose as a theme for a moral essay, but content themselves with saying that it is of the nature of such a theme, namely “Milo, having accustomed himself to carrying a calf every day, ended by carrying it when grown to a bull.” All these instances are couched in the same grammatical form1 and deeds no less than sayings may be presented for treatment.

1 The sense is not clear: it appears to refer to the stereotyped form in which the chria was couched.

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