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τι μὴ παιδιᾶς χάριν. Cf. VII 518 B.

οἵᾳ. According to Van Cleef (de Attract. usu Plat. p. 36), οἷος is not elsewhere attracted in Plato.

τῆς ἁπλῆς. See cr. n. The reading of the MSS τῆς ἄλλης ought strictly speaking to mean ‘the rest of διήγησις,’ i.e. besides μίμησις. A reference to 392 D will shew that the rest of διήγησις includes (1) simple διήγησις, (2) the mixed style. If the text is sound, Plato therefore says that the good man's λέξις will resemble Homer's in partaking of all three varieties. This is a cumbrous and unnecessary elaboration: for if style partakes both in μίμησις and in simple διήγησις, it is already ipso facto ‘mixed.’ To take ἄλλης as ‘besides’ may be admissible, but in any case it is desirable to define the kind of διήγησις meant. I believe that Plato wrote ἁπλῆς. The good man's style will resemble Homer's, which has already been said to partake of μίμησις (393 C) and of ἁπλῆ διήγησις (394 B). The corruption—common in uncial MSS—is illustrated by Bast Comment. Palaeogr. p. 730. Cf. my article in Cl. Rev. X pp. 384 f.

μέρος (as Schneider points out) depends on μετέχουσα: cf. Euthyd. 306 A ὦν ἀμφοτέρων μέρος μετέχουσι.

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