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‘Now of all these the kind of expression (language) is the s<*>e: but the more briefly (ἐλάττονι, τῇ λέξει) and antithetically’, (repeat μᾶλλον from the compar. ἐλάττονι: I have represented the similar ellipse which our own language makes in the like case), ‘so much the more are they popular (approved, applauded). The reason of this is, that to the antithesis is due the increase, and by the brevity (in a short time, χρόνῳ, or space, compass, τόπῳ,) the more rapid growth (or acquisition) of the learning (that arises from them)’. Comp. notes on I 11. 21, 23, and III 9. 8, also 10. 2.
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