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μέγας: tall.

οὕτως: placed with emphasis after μέγας. See on i. 2. 4.

ἄλλῳ τῳ ἐπιθέσθαι: to attempt anything else.

τῶν πᾶσι δήλων ὅτι ἀδύνατά ἐστι: see on ἀδήλων (ὄντων) i. 1. 6.

φάσκειν: sc. τοὺς πολλούς as subject.—ὥσπερ τὴν κτλ.: just as they call strong desire love, so they call great mental disorder madness.

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