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[3] So Philostratus, having a long white beard and wearing a dark robe, would follow behind Areius, ever declaiming this verse:—
A wise man will a wise man save, if wise he be.
1 When Caesar learned of this, he pardoned him, wishing rather to free Areius from odium than Philostratus from fear.

1 An iambic trimeter from an unknown poet (Nauck, Trag. Graec. Frag.2 p. 921).

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