Not a teacher. I enjoy the story.Xanthus’s wife wanted to have a personal male slave. Xanthus loved his wife very much and couldn’t refuse her request. But as a miser, he bought a cheapest slave named Aesop, who was so ugly that almost no one would like to take him even for free. Xanthus’s wife got furious when she saw Aesop at first eyes.
“How could you buy this monster home?” she said to her husband. “My friends will laugh at me, should they see me with him. I’m leaving you, Xanfus, and I want my dowry back.”
Knowing about Aesop’s eloquence, Xanthus asked Aesop to persuade his wife to stay.
Aesop said, “Madam, don’t you realize that if Xanthus bought a handsome male slave for you, your friends would gossip that you had an affair with him. You don't like that, do you? Now you have me, you can rest assured nobody will say anything like that.”
So the woman stayed with her husband.