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[19arg] Memorable words of Marcus Varro, from the satire entitled περὶ ᾿εδεσμάτων.

THERE are not a few to whom that may apply which is said by Marcus Varro in his satire entitled περὶ ᾿εδεσμάτων. or On Eatables. His words are these: 1 “If you had given to philosophy a twelfth part of the effort which you spent in making your baker give you good bread, you would long since have become a good man. As it is, those who know him are willing to buy him at a hundred thousand sesterces, while no one who knows you would take you at a hundred.”

1 Fr. 404, Bücheler.

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