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[1491] 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. 6.24πόθῳ ὄψεως καὶ θεωρίας”: Plat. Rep. 556c κατὰ θεωρίας κατὰ στρατείας” (on travels or campaigns): Isoc. 17.4ἅμα κατ᾽ ἐμπορίαν καὶ κατὰ θεωρίαν.” In Hdt. 1.30τῆς θεωρίης ἐκδημήσας ... εἵνεκεν,” the art. is added as in εἰρήνη ( “peace ”) etc., because “seeing the world ” is spoken of generically.

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