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Diogenes of Sinope | Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae Book II.49.a-b

When a Cynic called the four-legged table a tripod, Ulpian, one of the guests at the savant's dinner, took exception and said: “To‑day 'I am going to have business on my hands after a period of idleness.' For where does he get his word 'tripod'? . . . unless, of course, he counts Diogenes' staff along with his legs and calls him a tripod, Bwhen everybody else call what are here set before us four-legged tables.”

Source: The Deipnosophistae of Athenaeus published in Vol. II of the Loeb Classical Library edition, 1928

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