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[815a] being distinct from the pacific, one may rightly term “pyrrhiche”1; it represents modes of eluding all kinds of blows and shots by swervings and duckings and side-leaps upward or crouching; and also the opposite kinds of motion, which lead to active postures of offence, when it strives to represent the movements involved in shooting with bows or darts, and blows of every description. In all these cases the action and the tension of the sinews are correct when there is a representation of fair bodies and souls

1 The technical name for a “war-dance” (“polka”) in quick time (possibly connected by P. with πῦρ, πυρετός

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