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Diogenes of Sinope | Aelian, Varia Historia IX.28

Chap. XXVIII. Of Diogenes. A Spartan commending this Verse of Hesiod15, Not so much as an Oxe can die, Unleß a Neighbour ill be by ; and Diogenes hearing him, “But, saith he, the Messenians and their Oxen were destroyed, and you are their Neighbours.”

Source: Thomas Stanley, translator (1665) Claudius Aelianus His Various History

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