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 A well-grown youth of the class called pages 1 was posted, holding in leash a Spartan hound, to watch for game at a hunt; but he let the dog loose before the designated time, because the animal in an effort to escape leaped at him in a rush and bit him; for that he was beaten to death with cudgels and buried the same day.
1 Belonging to the paedagogium; see xxvi. 6, 15, note.
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