I entered the grammar school of the teacher Dionysius, and saw there the young men who are accounted the most comely in form and of distinguished family, and their lovers. Now it chanced that two of the young people were disputing, but about what, I did not clearly overhear: it appeared, however, that they were disputing either about Anaxagoras1 or about Oenopides2; at any rate, they appeared to be drawing circles,

1 The Ionian philosopher who lived in friendship with Pericles at Athens.

2 A philosopher of Chios, distinguished as a geometer and astronomer.

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