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ὁ μουσικὸς -- αἱρήσει . ὁ μουσικός is ὁ τῇ ἁπλῇ μουσικῇ χρώμενος, as defined in the last sentence. ἴχνη διώκων and αἱρήσει are metaphors from the chase: see II 375 A. αὐτὰ μὴν -- ἰσχύν. The theory of gymnastic propounded here was apparently new in Plato's time (see on II 376 E), although the practice of athletics as an educative discipline, especially at Sparta, conformed to it in no small measure (see Plut. Lyc. 17 ff., Xen. Rep. Lac. 2 ff.). μεταχειρίζονται. See cr. n. I have followed Hermann in adopting Galen's text. With οὐχ (μὴ) ὡς or ὥσπερ the verb should have for its subject the nominative contained in the ὡς clause: cf. VII 539 D, X 610 D. Symp. 179 E is in reality no exception to this rule.
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