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Parallel Lives by Plutarchus

Antony Chapter 1: His grandfather and his father.
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The grandfather [Note 1] of Antony was the famous pleader, whom Marius put to death for having taken part with Sulla. His father was Antonius [Note 2], surnamed of Crete, not very famous or distinguished in public life, but a worthy, good man, and particularly remarkable for his liberality, as may appear from a single example. He was not very rich, and was for that reason checked in the exercise of his good-nature by his wife. A friend that stood in need of money came to borrow of him. Money he had none, but he bade a servant bring him water in a silver basin, with which, when it was brought, he wetted his face, as if he meant to shave; and, sending away the servant upon another errand, gave his friend the basin, desiring him to turn it to his purpose. And when there was, afterwards, a great inquiry for it in the house, and his wife was in a very ill humor, and was going to put the servants one by one to the search, he acknowledged what he had done, and begged her pardon.

Note 1: grandfather = Marcus Antonius
Note 2: father = Marcus Antonius Creticus