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ἰατρὸς. This term recalls the doctor's speech, esp. 186 B ff., 188 C ff.; cp. Phaedrus 252 A.

ἐγὼ οὖν πειράσομαι. “Parodie des Pausanias (180 D) und Eryximachos (186 A)” (Rettig).

εἰσηγήσασθαι. The force of this word is lost if we render it “narrate,” “relate” with L. and S.: it means “to initiate into”: cp. 176 E, Xen. Mem. II. 7. 10. For the next clause cp. Menex. 240 D ἡγεμόνες καὶ διδάσκαλοι τοῖς ἄλλοις γενόμενοι.

φύσιν...παθήματα. This is the order of A.'s exposition—περὶ φύσεως 189 D—190 C, περὶ παθημάτων 190 C—193 A. For various views of physiologists as to the φύσις ἀνθρώπου, see Hippocrates' tract with this title, where the theory that man ἕν τι εἶναι (αἷμα, χολή, φλέγμα, etc.) is combated. Aristotle's exposition is intended, no doubt, as a caricature of the medicos of his age (see Introd. § iii. 4).

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    • Plato, Phaedrus, 252a
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