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Plutarch, Sayings of Kings and Commanders, Archelaus 2 (177a)

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A witticism by Archelaus, king of Macedonia.

ἀδολέσχου δὲ κουρέως ἐρωτήσαντος αὐτόν, “πῶς σε κείρω;” “σιωπῶν,” ἔφη.

When a talkative barber asked him, ‘How should I cut your hair?’ he said, ‘In silence!’

Written by aleatorclassicus

September 3, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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