καὶ μὲν δὴ...γε. Porro etiam, quin etiam. (See Madv. Gr. Synt. § 236.) Ἔρωτος...σοφίαν . σοφίαν is here predicate (against Rückert) and stands for σοφίας ἔργον. For Eros as “poetic” in this sense, cp. Spenser (H. to Love), “But if thou be indeede, as men thee call, The worlds great Parent.” τὴν...δημιουργίαν. This branch of ποίησις is really a distinct kind from the other two, as not involving invention or creation. For “demiurgic arts,” see Phileb. 55 D ff., and for ἰατρική as an example Phileb. 56 A; cp. 186 C, D supra. Cp. Isocr. Hel. 219 B (where H. is eulogized as the cause τεχνῶν καὶ φιλοσοφιῶν καὶ τῶν ἄλλων ὠφελειῶν). φανὸς. Illustris: Hesych. φανόν: φωτεινὸν καὶ λαμπρόν: cp. Phaedrus 256 D. For gods as διδάσκαλοι and ἡγεμόνες (197 E), cp. Isocr. Busir. 229 B—C τοὺς θεοὺς...ἡγοῦμαι...αὐτούς τε πάσας ἔχοντας τὰς ἀρετὰς φῦναι καὶ τοῖς ἄλλοις τῶν καλλίστων ἐπιτηδευμάτων ἡγεμόνας καὶ διδασκάλους γεγενῆσθαι. Ἀπόλλων ἀνεῦρεν. For Apollo as the inventor of τοξική, see Hom. Il. II. 827; of μαντική, Il. I. 72; of ἰατρική, 190 E ff. supra. See also h. Hom. Apoll. 131 ff.; and for μαντική in connexion with the cult of A., Rohde Psyche II. pp. 56 ff.
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