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Now in fact, so far from scorning the education which was handed down by our ancestors, I even commend that which has been set up in our own day—I mean geometry, astronomy, and the so-called eristic dialogues,1 which our young men delight in more than they should, although among the older men not one would not declare them insufferable.

1 Cf. Isoc. 15.265 and note.

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