ἀντὶ τῆς θεωρίας in place of the sight-seeing （for which they had looked）. θεωρία is （1） subjectively, a sight-seeing: （2） objectively, a spectacle. In sense （1） the article is added here because a definite occasion is meant; usually, the art. is absent: Thuc. 6.24 “πόθῳ ὄψεως καὶ θεωρίας”: Plat. Rep. 556c “ἢ κατὰ θεωρίας ἢ κατὰ στρατείας” （on travels or campaigns）: Isoc. 17.4 “ἅμα κατ᾽ ἐμπορίαν καὶ κατὰ θεωρίαν.” In Hdt. 1.30 “τῆς θεωρίης ἐκδημήσας ... εἵνεκεν,” the art. is added as in ἡ εἰρήνη （ “peace ”） etc., because “seeing the world ” is spoken of generically.
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