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καὶ λέγονται καὶ πράττονται κτλ.: ‘are either described or done by famous men’ etc.: described e.g. in poetry by Homer's heroes, or done in actual life before our eyes. θεατέον refers to πράττονται, ἀκουστέον to λέγονται by the usual chiasmus. J. and C. translate “performed by famous men or told concerning them,” understanding περὶ ἐλλογίμων ἀνδρῶν with λέγονται, but this cannot be right. στῆθος δὲ -- ἔτλης. Odysseus in Od. XX 17, 18. δωροδόκους κτλ. The excessive love of money is a sign of ἀκράτεια: so that its mention here is relevant enough, although the vice was not specifically named in 389 D.
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