Virtue is Knowledge (if this is true, it can be taught)
If it is teachable, where are the teachers?
...he is the son of a wealthy and wise father, Anthemion, who acquired his wealth, not by accident or gift... but by his own skill and industry, and who is a well-conditioned, modest man... moreover, this son of his has received a good education, as the Athenian people certainly appear to think, for they choose him to fill the highest offices.
Conclusion: There Are No Teachers of Virtue
What's the Argument?
Do you find it compelling?
I for one would warn you to be careful
... should the day come when he knows what "speaking ill" means, his anger will cease.
This would include Pericles, Thucydides...
Virtue is found to be neither natural nor taught, but is imported to us by a divine dispensation without understanding in those who receive it... If there should be [a person with understanding] he might fairly be said to be among the living what Homer says Teiresias was among the dead...
a real substance among shadows.
Virtue is found to be neither natural nor taught, but is imported to us by a divine dispensation without understanding in those who receive it