Five Minae

================================================== The traditional view is that this is a very small amount and, therefore, Socrates is being ironic here. In effect, purchasing wisdom for this amount is a real steal (sort of like getting a brand new Corvette for the price of a used Chevy sedan). More recently, some scholars have suggested that this was not a small amount for that period of time. By this account it is a sizable sum which would, nonetheless, be worth paying if Sophists really could dispense wisdom.