if you have any leisure at all,
to take lessons from him in addition to your other studies in philosophy; but if not, get someone else thoroughly taught so that you may learn from him when you have leisure, and thereby make progress and gain glory,—that so the benefit you gain from me may still continue. So much, then, for this subject.
As regards the things you wrote to me to send you, I have had the Apollo made and LeptinesA Pythagorean of this name is said to have murdered Callippus at Rhegium. is bringing it to you. It is by a young and good craftsman named Leochares.A sculptor of some eminence, pupil of Scopas. He had at his shop another piece which was, as I thought, very artistic; so I bought it with the intention of presenting it to your wife,Sophrosyne (“Prudence”), daughter of Dionysus the Elder and niece of Dion. because she tended me both in health and sickness in a manner which did credit both to you and to me. So will you give it to her, unless you prefer to do othe<