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γεγενῆσθαι ‘to be established’ as the teacher: emphatic perf. Cp. Thuc. II. 41, λέγω τὴν πᾶσαν πόλιν Ἑλλάδος παίδευσιν εἶναι.

ἆθλα...γυμνάσια...ἐμπειρίαν Athens offers to the students of oratory (1) the greatest prizes, — i.e. political power or literary fame: (2) ‘the most numerous and most various fields of exercise’, γυμνάσια — viz. the law-courts, the ecclesia, the public recitations: (3) experience, ἐμπειρία, — the result of using these opportunities.

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