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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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