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1 Anon. Biogr. ἐλάμβανε δὲ χρήματα πάμπολλα ὑπὲρ τῆς διδασκαλίας, παρὰ μὲν τῶν πολιτῶν οὐδέν, ὥσπερ γέρας τοῦτο κατατιθέμενος καὶ τροφεῖα καταβάλλων τῇ πατρίδι, παρὰ δὲ τῶν ξένων χιλίας δραχμάς. Kyprianos (ἀπόρρητα τοῦ Ἰσοκρ. p. 30) takes this statement as literally true, and refers, in support of it, to the language of Isokr. himself in Antid. §§ 39, 146, 164. These passages say merely (1) that Isokr. did not live, like the forensic rhetoricians, on the lawsuits of his fellow-citizens; and (2) that his wealth came chiefly from the gifts of foreigners.See, on the other hand, Dem. πρὸς Λάκριτον (Or. XXXV). Lakritos had been a pupil of Isokrates (§ 15)—and, says the speaker, πιστεύει τῷ λέγειν καὶ ταῖς χιλίαις δραχμαῖς ἃς δέδωκε τῷ διδασκάλῳ (§ 42). Cf. ib. § 40, εἴ τις βούλεται σοφιστὴς εἶναι καὶ Ἰσοκράτει ἀργύριον ἀναλίσκειν. It is conceivable, of course, that there should have been an earlier and a later period of his practice in this respect.
2 Antid. §§ 155 f.
3 ib. § 145.
4 As to the mistake of the pseudoPlutarch in saying that Isokr. was twice challenged to an antidosis, see below, introd. to Or. XV.
5 Antid. § 5.
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