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[2] “Antisthenes,” he said, “have friends like servants their own values? For one servant, I suppose, may be worth two minas,1 another less than half a mina, another five minas, another no less than ten. Nicias, son of Niceratus, is said to have given a whole talent2 for a manager of his silver-mine. So I am led to inquire whether friends too may not differ in value.”

1 Some 8 pounds.

2 Some 240 pounds.

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