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Crates of Thebes | Aelian, Varia Historia XXX.6

CHAP. VI. Of the Magnanimity of Crates. Crates the Theban is known to have been a magnanimous person, as well by other things, as by his despising what the Vulgar admire, as also his Wealth and Country. That he gave the Thebans his estate is generally known. But this other action perhaps is less notorious. He quitted Thebes newly restored, saying, “I have no need of a City which Alexander or some other may subvert.”
Thomas Stanley, translator (1665) Claudius Aelianus His Various History

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