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For you must not lose sight of the fact that Athens is looked upon as having become a school1 for the education of all able orators and teachers of oratory. And naturally so; for people observe that she holds forth the greatest prizes for those who have this ability, that she offers the greatest number and variety of fields of exercise to those who have chosen to enter contests of this character and want to train for them,

1 Cf. Isoc. 4.48 ff. See Havet's enthusiastic comment in Cartelier's Isoc. 15. p. lviii. Cf. also Thuc. 2.41; Thuc. 7.63.

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