Tawdry Tuesday Pt. II: Like Father, Like Son?

Ausonius, Epigrams XVIII:

“Old grey Myron asked for a night with Lais, and immediately received a repulse. He knew the cause: so he darkened his head with dark soot. Myron had different hair, but the same face. He then begged for what he asked for before. But she, comparing the form with the hair, and thinking that it was not the same man (or perhaps it was?), but wishing to play a little joke, thus began: ‘You fool, why are you asking me for what I already refused? I just turned your father down a minute ago.'”


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