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 I see, moreover, that fortune is on our side and that the present circumstances are in league with us; for you are eager for education and I profess to educate; you are ripe for philosophy1 and I direct students of philosophy.Now those who compose hortatory discourses addressed to their own friends are, no doubt, engaged in a laudable employment;
1 For the meaning of “philosophy” in Isocrates see Introduction, pp. xxv. ff.