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μεγάλοισι τέλεσι κτλ. The archaic termination in μεγάλοισι adds solemnity: see on I 330 B. λαμπράς = ‘in a blaze of light.’ Plato's language would suggest to an Athenian the brilliant scene on the evening of the Iacchus-day, when the ‘procession following the figure of Iacchus transformed itself into a λαμπαδηφορίἀ (Mommsen l.c. p. 229): cf. Ar. Frogs 340 ff. ἔγειρε φλογέας λαμπάδας ἐν χερσὶ τινάσσων Ἴακχ᾽ , Ἴακχε. The exiled ὕβρις etc. are conducted home like Iacchus to Eleusis. In χοροῦ there is an allusion to the χορὸς μυστῶν.

μεγαλοπρέπειαν. See on VI 486 A.

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