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[7] night within a radius of many furlongs from the city, so that the masters of that art might not rob the young men of their game. In fact they saw that this is the only one among the pleasures of the younger men that produces a rich crop of blessings. For it makes sober and upright men of them, because they are trained in the school of truth1 (and they perceived

1 i.e., a training that really builds up the character. There is an implied contrast with the imposture of the education given by sophists.

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