Lucian's own close investigations into Alexander's methods of fraud led to a serious attempt on his life.
"I'll bet he's a fraud," I said.
And yet they do, because fraud is a small part of the overall picture.
In London four ale-conners, whose duty it is to examine the measures used by beer and liquor sellers to guard against fraud, are still chosen annually by the liverymen in common hall assembled on Midsummer Day.
The stains of idolatry, vice and fraud are not visible on the flesh, yet they resemble real dirt.