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To be sure, in matters that are doubtful one may be mistaken about him, but the facts which everybody knows are the following. From Aristippus1 he secured, while still in the bloom of youth, an appointment as general of his mercenaries; with Ariaeus, who was a barbarian, he became extremely intimate for the reason that Ariaeus was fond of beautiful youths; and, lastly, he himself, while still beardless, had a bearded favourite named Tharypas.

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