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Which party's business is it to decide the amount of the return due? Should it be assessed by the one who proffers the initial service? Or rather by the one who receives1 it, since the other by proffering it seems to leave the matter to him? This we are told was the practice of Protagoras2; when he gave lessons in any subject, he used to tell his pupil to estimate the value he set upon his knowledge, and accepted a fee of that amount.

1 Lit. ‘the one who receives first,’ and now has to give a service in return.

2 Cf. Plat. Prot. 328b.

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