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ἐξαγγέλλει. See on ἐξαγγέλλει in D above.

πιστεύων. In the language of the Line, his state of mind is πίστις (cf. πίστιν ὀρθήν below): see App. I to Book VII. In 596 B on the other hand the δημιουργὸς πρὸς τὴν ἰδέαν βλέπει. Plato does not try to reconcile the two points of view (601 D note): but he might say that the objective reality of that which guides the δημιουργός is always the Idea, whether he acts on his own initiative or under the direction of another. See on 596 B. It should be noted that Poetry and the other imitative arts are placed higher, and not lower, than δημιουργία in Phaedr. 248 E. Here, however, Plato's purpose is a narrower one, viz. by means of an illustration derived from the mechanical arts to complete the proof—hitherto only ἡμίσεως ῥηθέν 601 C—that the Imitator does not εἰδὼς ποιεῖν, as many assert (598 E), but is in reality third from knowledge.

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