Many Go To The Market-Place, But Few Seek The Crown At Olympia

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Diogenes Laertius’s Lives of the Philosophers contains interesting stories and sayings of a great many ancient Greek sages, of whom most we would otherwise know almost nothing.  My own well-worn copy of the book presented me recently with the wit and wisdom of Lyco, who is said to have lived from 299 to 225 B.C.  The details about his life and legacy are found in V.4 of the Lives.

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