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οἱ δὲ τοὺς μύθους . . . κατέστησαν, ‘while the latter (i.e. the early writers of tragedy) have put the fables into the form of contests and actions,’ i.e. have represented on the stage the battles &c., described in the fables.

ἀκουστοὺς . . . θεατούς, ‘presented to our hearing . . . presented to our sight.’

τοιούτων οὖν παραδειγμάτων ὑπαρχόντων, ‘with such examples then, before us.’ For ὑπάρχειν see note on E. 19.

δέδεικται, ‘it is clear’; see note on § 10.

ὅτι . . . ἀφεκτέον, τὰ δὲ τοιαῦτα λεκτέον: for the impersonal verbal construction see note on E. 7 οὐ μὴν δουλευτέον.

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