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[5] And even from their jests it is possible to judge of their character. For it was their wont never to talk at random, and to Jet slip no speech which did not have some thought or other worth serious attention. For instance, when one of them was invited to hear a man imitate the nightingale, he said: ‘I have heard the bird herself.’ And another, on reading the epitaph:—
Tyranny's fires they were trying to quench when panoplied Ares
Slew them; Selinus looked down from her gates on their death,
said: ‘The men deserved to die; they should have let the fires burn out entirely.’

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