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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8852
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:Alcibiades had a very handsome dog, that cost him seven thousand drachmas; and he cut off his tail, “that,” said he, “the Athenians may have this story to tell of me, and may concern themselves no further with me.”
ATTRIBUTION:Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders. 1 Alcibiades.
 
Note 1.
Rejected by some critics as not a genuine work of Plutarch.—Ralph Waldo Emerson. [back]
 

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