He was not base, but fond of wine and full of sloth,But if, though full of sloth and given to tippling, he yet took so many cities and won so many victories, it is clear that had he been sober and mindful of his business, no Hellene either before or after him would have surpassed his exploits.
and oft he'ld sleep in Lacedaemon, far from home,
And leave his Elpinicé sleeping all alone.
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