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ὁμόνοιαν. It is possible that this word may contain an allusion to Antiphon's work περὶ ὁμονοίας, for which see Dümmler, Akad. p. 79.

αὐτῇ τῇ συστάσει ἁρμονίας. “In the constitution of harmony per se”: ἐν αὐτῇ τῇ ἁρμονίᾳ might have sufficed, but the addition of συστάσει serves to emphasize the fact that ἁρμονία is a synthesis—ὁμολογία—of a plurality of elements: cp. Laws 812 C τὰς τῶν ἁρμονιῶν συστάσεις: Epin. 991 E ἁρμονίας σύστασιν ἅπασαν. For ῥυθμός, see Adam's note on Rep. 398 D: “The elements of music are ῥυθμός and ἁρμονία. The former ‘reconciles’ ταχύ and βραδύ by arranging a proper sequence of short and long notes and syllables”: also Laws 665 A τῇ δὲ τῆς κινήσεως τάξει ῥυθμὸς ὄνομα εἴη, τῇ δὲ αὖ τῆς φωνῆς... ἁρμονία, κτλ., Phileb. 17 D (with my note).

Eryximachus analyses Music into Theory (αὐτὴ σύστασις) and Practice (καταχρῆσθαι .), the latter being further subdivided into μελοποιία and παιδεία.


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