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Aelian, Varia Historia 14.3a

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ὅτι Τιμόθεος πρὸς Ἀριστοφῶντα ἄσωτον ὄντα πικρότατα καθικόμενος αὐτοῦ εἶπεν· “ᾧ ἱκανὸν οὐδέν, ἀλλὰ τούτῳ γε αἰσχρὸν οὐδέν.”

Note that Timotheus most bitterly attacked Aristophon, a dissolute man, saying, ‘For the man who is satisfied by nothing, nothing is shameful.’

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April 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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