however, as to this eunapius, proæresius took a fancy to the boy, and told him curious stories about athenian life.
a consular man, and the heir of an ample fortune, this herod was content to devote his life to a professorship, and his fortune to the patronage of literature.
colleges were the inventions of many centuries later; and they imply a sort of cloistered life, or at least a life of rule, scarcely natural to an athenian.
it is one horace, a youth of low stature and black hair, whose father has given him an education at rome above his rank in life, and now is sending him to finish it at athens; he is said to have a turn for poetry: a hero he is not, and it were well if he knew it; but he is caught by the enthusiasm of the hour, and goes off campaigning with brutus and cassius, and will leave his shield behind him on the field of philippi.
came first, and was the foundation of the academical polity; but it soon brought along with it, and gathered round itself, the gifts of fortune and the prizes of life.