And now, having discoursed to the best of my ability
of the ancient music and the first inventors of it, and how
succeeding ages brought it to more and more perfection, I
shall make an end, and give way to my friend Soterichus,
not only greatly skilled in music but in all the rest of the
sciences. For we have always labored rather on the practical than the contemplative part. Which when Lysias
had said, he forbare speaking any farther; but then Soterichus thus began.