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τοιαῦτα πολλά. For examples see Heyne's Virgil II pp. 146— 152 (cited by Ast on 381 D). πολλὰ ψεύδονται ἀοιδοί. said the proverb.

κακῶς: like οὐ καλῶς 377 E.

ὡς -- ἰνδαλλόμενοι . ἄρα expresses incredulity (358 C note) and τινες contempt. Plato is thinking, inter alia, of the bugbears of the nursery—Lamia, Mormo, and Empusa, whose power of self-transformation was unlimited: see Blaydes on Ar. Frogs 293. ξένοις need not here be limited to the masculine gender. Cf. Strab. I 19 παισὶ προσφέρομενεἰς ἀποτροπὴντοὺς φοβεροὺς (μύθους). τε γὰρ Λαμία μῦθός ἐστι καὶ Γοργὼ καὶ Ἐφιάλτης καὶ Μορμολύκη.

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