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[235] And of these men who carried out such great enterprises not one neglected the art of discourse; nay, so much more did they apply their minds to eloquence than to other things, that Solon was named one of the seven sophists1 and was given the title which is now dishonored and on trial here; and Pericles studied under two of the sophists, Anaxagoras of Clazomenae2 and Damon,3 the latter in his day reputed to be the wisest among the Athenians.

1 The term “sophists” here is equivalent to “wise men” ( σοφοί). The list of the “Seven Sages” varied, but Solon was always included.

2 For the relation of Pericles to Anaxagoras see Plut. Per.

3 See Plat. Lach. 180d.

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