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which form a tripping rhythm. There remains the paean, used by rhetoricians from the time of Thrasymachus, although they could not define it. The paean is a third kind of rhythm closely related to those already mentioned; for its proportion is 3 to 2, that of the others 1 to 1 and 2 to 1, with both of which the paean, whose proportion is 1 1/2 to 1, is connected.1
1 The heroic rhythm （dactyls, spondees, and anapests） is as 1 to 1, two short syllables being equal to one long; trochaic and iambic 2 to 1 on the same principle; paean, 3 to 2 （three shorts and one long）, being the mean between the other two.
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