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[5] After the spectacle, he accosted Thespis, and asked him if he was not ashamed to tell such lies in the presence of so many people. Thespis answered that there was no harm in talking and acting that way in play, whereupon Solon smote the ground sharply with his staff and said: ‘Soon, however, if we give play of this sort so much praise and honor, we shall find it in our solemn contracts.’

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