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Κυμαῖος πύκτην ἰδὼν πολλὰ τραύματα ἔχοντα ἠρώτα, πόθεν ἔχει ταῦτα. τοῦ δὲ είποντος· ἐκ τοῦ μύρμηκος. ἔφη· διὰ τί γὰρ χαμαί κοιμᾷ;

A Cumaen seeing a boxer with many wounds asked how he received them. Boxer said — “from the ant”. Cumaen said –” why then do you sleep on the ground?”

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