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περὶ Διόνυσον καὶ Ἀφροδίτην. There are many points of mutual connexion between Eros, Dionysus and Aphrodite. Thus, Dionysus is the patron-god of the theatre, as shown by the phrases οἱ περὶ τὸν Δ. τεχνῖται, “actors” (Arist. Probl. XXX. 10), and Διονυσοκόλακες, “stage-lackeys” (Arist. Rhet. III. 1205^{a} 23); and on the comic stage erotic scenes were frequent. Moreover, Dionysus was sometimes represented (as by Praxilla of Sicyon, c. 450 B.C.) to be a son of Aphrodite; and in Aristoph. fr. incert. 490 (Df.) οἶνος is termed Ἀφροδίτης γάλα. For the traditional inter-connexion of “Wein, Weib und Gesang,” we may also compare Solon 26 ἔργα δὲ Κυπρο- γενοῦς νῦν μοι φίλα καὶ Διονύσου | καὶ Μουσέων, τίθησ᾽ ἀνδράσιν εὐφροσύνας. Echoes of this phrase are to be found in Aristaen. I. ep. 3, p. 11; Plut. amat. 750 A; Lucian Symp. p. 444.

ἡμῖν τοῖς ὑστάτοις . ὕστατος here is equivalent to ἔσχατος as used in 175 C (where see note), i.e. placed on the extreme right.

ἐξαρκέσει ἡμῖν. “We shall be content,” i.e. we shall not be called upon to speak: for the impers. ἐξαρκεῖ c. dat. cp. 176 C, 192 B, 210 C.

τύχῃ ἀγαθῇ. “In Gottes Namen” (Wolf); cp. Phileb. 57 E, Tim. 26 E.

πάντες ἄρα. For the position of ἄρα cp. Prot. 319 A καλόν, ἦν δ᾽ ἐγώ, τέχνημα ἄρα κέκτησαι: Rep. 358 C πολὺ γὰρ ἀμείνων ἄρα κτλ.

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