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[6] Furthermore, there are letters from Cicero to Herodes, and others to his son, in which he urges them to study philosophy with Cratippus.1 But Gorgias the rhetorician he censured for leading the young man into pleasures and drinking parties, and banished him from his son's society.2

1 These letters are not extant.

2 The younger Cicero, in a letter to Tiro ( ad fam. xvi. 21, 6), says that he had found Gorgias useful as a teacher of declamation, but had dismissed him in obedience to his father's positive command.

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