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[90a] to take his share in our quest. And we may well ask his assistance; for our friend Anytus, in the first place, is the son of a wise and wealthy father, Anthemion, who became rich not by a fluke or a gift—like that man the other day, Ismenias1 the Theban, who has come into the fortune of a Polycrates2—but as the product of his own skill and industry3; and secondly, he has the name of being in general a well-conducted, mannerly person,

1 A democratic leader at Thebes who assisted Anytus and the other exiled Athenian democrates in 403 B.C., shortly before their return to Athens and the supposed time of this dialogue (about 402 B.C.). Cf. Plat. Rep. 1.336a.

2 Tyrant of Samos about 530 B.C. Cf. Hdt. 3.39 ff.

3 As a tanner

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