Thus, by despising himself, admiring his friend, loving that friend's kindly solicitude and revering his excellence, he insensibly acquired an
‘image of love,’ as Plato says,1
‘to match love,’ and all were amazed to see him eating, exercising, and tenting with Socrates,2 while he was harsh and stubborn with the rest of his lovers. Some of these he actually treated with the greatest insolence, as, for example, Anytus, the son of Anthemion.
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