Again, in Ambracia there was a fellow who denounced and reviled him, and people thought that Pyrrhus ought to banish him.
‘Let him remain here,’ said Pyrrhus,
‘and speak ill of us among a few, rather than carry his slanders round to all mankind.’ And again, some young fellows indulged in abuse of him over their cups, and were brought to task for it. Pyrrhus asked them if they had said such things, and when one of them replied,
‘We did, 0 King; and we should have said still more than this if we had had more wine.’ Pyrrhus laughed and dismissed them.1