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[4] but continued his youthful love for Metrobius, an actor.1 He also had the following experience. He began by loving a common but wealthy woman, Nicopolis by name, and such was the charm of his intimacy and youthful grace that in the end he was beloved by her, and was left her heir when she died. He also inherited the property of his step-mother, who loved him as her own son. By these means he became moderately well off.

1 The sense of the obscure Greek is clear from chapter xxxvi. 1 fin. Capps suggests ὡς . . . . ὤν.

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