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OTHER SPARTAN WOMEN TO FAME UNKNOWN
Another, hearing that her son had been slain fighting bravely in the line of battle, said, ‘Yes, he [p. 467] was mine.’ But learning in regard to her other son that he had played the coward and saved his life, she said, ‘No, he was not mine,’ 1
1 Cf. Moralia, 241 a, supra.