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[315c] seated high on a chair in the doorway opposite; and sitting around him on benches were Eryximachus, son of Acumenus, Phaedrus of Myrrhinous, Andron son of Androtion and a number of strangers,—fellow-citizens of Hippias and some others. They seemed to be asking him a series of astronomical questions on nature and the heavenly bodies, while he, seated in his chair, was distinguishing and expounding to each in turn the subjects of their questions. ““Nay more, Tantalus also did I there behold.””Hom. Od. 11.5821—for you know Prodicus of Ceos is in Athens too:

1 A touch of epic dignity is humorously given to the mention of the two famous sophists, Hippias and Prodicus.

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