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[44] And, again, if one were to make a selection from the leading poets of their maxims, as we call them, into which they have put their best thought, men would show a similar attitude toward them also; for they would lend a readier ear to the cheapest comedy1 than to the creations of such finished art.

Yet why should I spend time in giving single instances?

1 Isocrates had a poor opinion of comedy, himself having been subjected to its licence. Cf. Isoc. 8.14.

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