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[6] At all events, in Sparta, so far as the outside was concerned, it was possible to say of him, ‘‘No child of Achilles he, but Achilles himself,’1 such a man as Lycurgus trained’; but judging by what he actually felt and did, one might have cried with the poet, ‘'Tis the selfsame woman still!’ 2

1 The first part of the passage in quotation marks is an adaptation of an iambic trimeter by some unknown poet, which Plutarch uses entire in Plut. Morals 51c. Cf. Nauck, Trag. Graec. Frag. (2) p. 907.

2 Electra, of Helen, in Eur. Orest. 129.

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