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[157] And surely on the subject of each other's incomes we must not credit people who make charges at haphazard nor think that the earnings of the sophists are equal to those of the actors,1 but should judge men of the same profession in reference to each other and go on the principle that those of the same order of talent in each profession have incomes which are comparable.

1 Popular actors, especially in comedy, received high pay. See Böckh, Public Economy of Athens p. 120.

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