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And she displayed her own power to the poet Stesichorus1 also; for when, at the beginning of his ode, he spoke in disparagement of her, he arose deprived of his sight; but when he recognized the cause of his misfortune and composed the Recantation,2 as it is called, she restored to him his normal sight.

1 The famous lyric poet of Himera, in Sicily.

2 The well-known Palinode; for this legend and the fragment of the poem see Plat. Phaedrus 242a.

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