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'Yes, but Crates married.'
The case you mention was a special one and a love-match, and you have to assume a wife who was a Crates herself. Our inquiry is concerned with ordinary marriages which are liable to distraction; and from this point of view we do not find that in these circumstances marriage has a primary claim on the Cynic.
The Discourses of Epictetus, tr. by P.E Matheson,