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[345d] and in this vehement tone he pursues the saying of Pittacus all through the poem:“But I praise and love everyone willingly committing no baseness; for against necessity not even the gods make war.” Simonides Fr. 37.1.27ff. This also is spoken with the same intent. For Simonides was not so ill-educated as to say that he praised a person who willingly did no evil, as though there were some who did evil willingly. I am fairly sure of this—that none of the wise men considers that anybody ever willingly errs


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