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καὶ ὅς: and he. For the rel. in its original dem. meaning, see G. 1023, 2; H. 275 b.

τοίνυν: well then.

ἐπῶν ποιήσει: epic poetry.

διθυράμβῳ: often in pl., like ἴαμβοι, ἀνάπαιστοι, hence some editors read ἐπὶ δὲ διθυράμβων (sc. ποιήσει).

Μελανιππίδην: there were two lyric poets of this name, grandfather and grandson, both of the island Melos. The younger was a contemporary of Socrates, and is prob. the one here meant.

Σοφοκλέα: the famous tragic poet of Athens, 495-406 B.C.

Πολύκλειτον: the sculptor, of Sicyon, who flourished about 430 B.C. and was celebrated for his statues of athletes.

Ζεῦξιν: the painter, of Heraclea in Magna Graecia, of about the same date. For an account of these artists, see Tarbell's History of Greek Art.

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