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1 ‘By far the larger number of the members of the party belonged to the sophistically-trained younger generation...who greedily imbibed the political teaching communicated to them at the meetings of the party by Antiphon, “the Nestor of his party, as it was the fashion to call him.”’ (Curtius, Hist. Gr. III. p. 435, transl Ward)The only authority for this ‘fashion’ which I have been able to find is [Plut.] Vitt. X. Oratt.: “πρῶτος δὲ καὶ ῥητορικὰς τέχνας ἐξήνεγκε, γενόμενος ἀγχίνους: διὸ καὶ Νέστωρ ἐπεκαλεῖτο”. As this notice makes the name ‘Nestor’ refer simply to rhetorical skill, not to political sagacity, I have hesitated to follow Curtius in his picturesque application of it.
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