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1 i.e., a dactylic hexameter whose sixth foot is always a spondee or trochee has nine syllables in the first three feet and eight in the last three. For τὸ δεξιόν meaning "the first part" of a metrical system see Bassett,Journal of Classical Philology 11.458-460.
2 Alexander suggests that the number 24 may have been made up of the 12 signs of the zodiac, the 8 spheres (fixed stars, five planets, sun and moon) and 4 elements.
4 i.e., square.
5 Probably their "power" of being represented as regular figures; e.g. the triangularity of 3 or 6.
7 i.e., 4.
8 Aristotle has argued (Aristot. Met. 13.6-8.) that if the Ideal numbers differ in kind, their units must differ in kind. Hence even equal numbers, being composed of different units, must be different in kind. In point of fact, since each ideal number is unique, no two of them could be equal.
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