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1 Obviously he resents bitterly some attack upon him in recent years. Possibly it came from the “Eristics,” to the value of whose teaching he makes a condescending concession in Isoc. 12.26. These are not the “Eristics” mentioned in Against the Sophists （see Isoc. 13.1-8 and notes）, who belong to an earlier period, but those referred to in Isoc. 15.258 and Isoc. Letter 5.3 ff.—namely Aristotle and his followers who had been hard on Isocrates （see Blass, Die attische Beredsamkeit ii. p. 65）. This is supported by the fact that the critics here referred to frequented the Lyceum. Blass, however （ii. pp. 68, 69）, thinks that Isocrates has here in mind especially Speusippus.