[298e] Has he got puppies?Yes, a set of rogues like him.Then is the dog their father?Yes, indeed; I saw him with my own eyes covering the bitch.Well now, is not the dog yours?Certainly, he said.Thus he is a father, and yours, and accordingly the dog turns out to be your father, and you a brother of whelps.Hereupon Dionysodorus struck in again quickly, lest Ctesippus should get a word in before him: Answer me just one more little point: do you beat this dog?Ctesippus laughed and said: My word, yes; since I cannot beat you!So you beat your own father?
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