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But Clearchus, in his essay on Proverbs, says that Terpsion was the tutor of Archestratus, who was also the first person who wrote a book on Gastronomy; and he says that he gave precepts to his pupils as to what they ought to [p. 533] abstain from; and that Terpsion once extemporised the following line about a turtle:—
Eat now a turtle, or else leave it alone;
which, however, others read—
Eat now a turtle's flesh, or leave it alone.

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