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μυ_θολογ-έω ,
A.tell mythic tales, such as those of Homer, Isoc.6.24, Pl.R.392b, Longin.34.2; “πολλὰ τοιαῦτα μ.Pl.Grg.493d: folld. by a Relat., μ. ὡς . . X.Smp.8.28; μ. ὅτι . . Hp.Art.53.
2. c. acc., tell as a legend or mythic tale, “μ. τοὺς πολέμους τῶν ἡμιθέωνIsoc.2.49: c. inf., of an animal, ὃν . . μυθολογοῦσι γενέσθαι ἐκ πυρκαϊᾶς which they fable, fabulously report to derive its birth, Arist.HA609b10; καθάπερ καὶ τὸν Μίδαν . . μυθολογοῦσι (sc. ἀπολέσθαι) Id.Pol.1257b16, cf. 1274a39:—Pass., οἷαι μυθολογοῦνται παλαιαὶ γενέσθαι φύσεις such as they are fabled to have been, Pl.R.588c, cf. Arist.HA617a5: impers., μυθολογεῖται . . τοὺς Ἀργοναύτας τὸν Ἡρακλέα καταλιπεῖν the legend goes that . . , Id.Pol.1284a22; “μ. περὶ τῆς ζωῆς ὡς ὂν μακρόβιονId.HA578b23: abs., become mythical, D.60.9, etc.; τὰ μυθολογούμενα fabulous tales, Arist.HA578b24, cf. Pl.R.378e.
II. invent like a mythical tale, μ. πολιτείαν frame an imaginary constitution, ib. 501e.
III. tell stories, converse, “περί τινοςId.Phd.61e, Phdr. 276e.
IV. relate, generally with a notion of exaggeration, [Αἴσωπος] ἐμυθολόγησεν ὡς . . Arist.Mete.356b12, cf. Nymphod.12; τὰ τῶν Ἑλλήνων καλά Polydeuces ap. Philostr.VS2.12.2.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (13):
    • Demosthenes, Funeral Speech, 9
    • Isocrates, To Nicocles, 49
    • Isocrates, Archidamus, 24
    • Plato, Republic, 378e
    • Plato, Republic, 392b
    • Plato, Republic, 501e
    • Plato, Republic, 588c
    • Plato, Phaedo, 61e
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 276e
    • Plato, Gorgias, 493d
    • Xenophon, Symposium, 8.28
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 53
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Lives of the Sophists, 2.12.2
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