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[381d] I said, “my good friend, must be allowed to tell us that “ The gods, in the likeness of strangers,
Many disguises assume as they visit the cities of mortals.
Hom. Od. 17.485-4861 Nor must anyone tell falsehoods about Proteus2 and Thetis, nor in any tragedy or in other poems bring in Hera disguised as a priestess collecting alms“ for the life-giving sons of Inachus, the Argive stream.

1 quoted again in Sophist 216 B-C. Cf. Tim. 41 A.

2 Cf. Odyssey iv. 456-8. Thetis transformed herself to avoid the wooing of Peleus. Cf. Pindar, Nem. 4

3 From the Ξαντρίαι of Aeschylus.

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