Phrontidos

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Ἀνακρέων δωρεὰν παρὰ Πολυκράτους λαβὼν πέντε τάλαντα, ὡς ἐφρόντισεν ἐπ’ αὐτοῖς δυοῖν νυκτοῖν, ἀπέδωκεν αὐτὰ εἰπὼν οὐ τιμᾶσθαι αὐτὰ τῆς ἐπ’ αὐτοῖς φροντίδος.
(Stobaeus, Anth. 4.31.78)

Anacreon received from Polycrates five talents as gifts. After he reflected on them for two nights he returned them saying that they were not worth that amount of reflection. (tr. Marinos Yeroulanos)

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