When he had finished he was acquitted
by the verdict of the jury. Think you, then, that
old age forced him to abandon his calling, or that
it silenced Homer, Hesiod, Simonides, Stesichorus, or
Isocrates, and Gorgias (whom I have mentioned
already), or any of those princes of philosophy
Pythagoras, Democritus, Plato, and Xenocrates,
or Zeno and Cleanthes of a later time, or Diogenes
the Stoic, whom you both have seen at Rome?
Rather, did not activity in their several pursuits
continue with all of them as long as life itself?