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THE SOPHISTS : POLEMON AND HERODES ATTICUS

at the beginning of the journey to Rome, and the city's case rested in the hands of the other counsel. They made a mess of their argument before the imperial court, and the emperor looked at them and said,' Was not Polemon appointed as your fellow counsel in this case ?'` Yes,' they replied, ` if you mean the sophist.' ` Perhaps,' the emperor continued, 'he composed a speech on behalf of your claim, as he was to plead before me and in a matter of such importance.' ` Possibly, sire,' they answered, ` but we have not heard of it.' The emperor adjourned the suit till the speech could be brought, and after it had been read in the court, gave judgement in its sense ; and Smyrna went off triumphant, declaring that Polemon had come to life again to save her.
Not only the serious pronouncements of famous men are worth recalling, but also the sayings of their lighter moments, and I will therefore record the witticisms of Polemon. An Ionian youth was living a luxurious life in Smyrna, going far beyond what was usual in Ionia. His great wealth-a bad tutor for dissipated temperaments-was ruining him. His name was Varus, and under the vicious influence of flatterers he had convinced himself that he was the handsomest of the handsome, taller than the tall, the finest and most skilful athlete in the palaestra, and a singer, when he took to it, whose performances not even the Muses could surpass. He had similar ideas about the sophists : he thought that he would outride even their eloquence when he declaimed, as he used to do ; and those who borrowed money from him counted attendance at his declamations as part of the interest on their loan. Even Polemon in the days of his youth and health was subject to this tribute, for he had borrowed money from Varus ; and when he failed to court him or attend his declamations, the youth was savage and threatened an action for debt. This action is under a court writ giving judgement by default against a debtor who fails to pay. Polemon's friends blamed him for being difficult and disagreeable, because, when he could escape

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