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Are we then to count no other human being happy either, as long as he is alive? Must we obey Solon's warning,1 and ‘look to the end’?

1 See Hdt. 1.30-33. Solon visited Croesus, king of Lydia, and was shown all his treasures, but refused to call him the happiest of mankind until he should have heard that he had ended his life without misfortune; he bade him ‘mark the end of every matter, how it should turn out.’

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