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Now it has been my part to tell you1 what studies I think it is to your advantage to have pursued, but it is yours to decide concerning them. There is an obligation also on the rest, those who seek to be on intimate terms with you, not to be content with superficial pleasures and pastimes, nor to summon you to these, but to consider diligently how they may render your career most brilliant. By so doing they would bring most credit to themselves and become instruments of the greatest service to you.

1 Blass notes a similarity in Isoc. 9.80; seemingly a commonplace of the protreptic genre.

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