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[88] condemning the one as too slow and the other as too rapid; Aristotle1 may regard the heroic foot, which is another name for the dactyl, as too dignified and the iambus as too commonplace, and may damn the trochee as too [p. 557] hasty and dub it the cancan; Theodectes and Theophrastus may agree with him, and a later critic, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, may adopt a similar view;

1 Rhet. iii. 8.

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