Ὥσπερ τί; “For example—?” ποίησίς. The selection of this term as an ex. of varying connotation is partly, no doubt, due to the fact that it was one of the matters specially emphasized by Agathon, 197 A. For πολύ, multiplex, cp. Polit. 282 A. ἡ γάρ τοι κτλ. For the definition, cp. Soph. 219 B, 265 B ποιητικὴν...πᾶσαν ἔφαμεν εἶναι δύναμιν, ἥ τις ἂν αἰτία γίγνηται τοῖς μὴ πρότερον οὖσιν ὕστερον γίγνεσθαι: also Phileb. 26 D; Xen. Mem. II. 2. 3; Procl. inst. theol. p. 74.
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