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ὑποθέσεως: see note on § 3 ὑποθήκας. τῶν μετὰ μέτρου ποιημάτων: μετὰ μέτρου is unnecessary, but is inserted to balance καταλογάδην. For μέτρον see note on E. 10. καταλογάδην: lit. ‘in the manner of conversation’, so ‘in prose’. παρέσχεν . . . ἔλαβεν: gnomic aorists; cp. E. 4 κατέστησαν. πολὺ καταδεεστέραν κτἑ, ‘have won a reputation which falls far short of expectation.’
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