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Ὄλυμπος. For Ὄλυμπος Φρύξ as τὰ παιδικά of Marsyas, cp. Minos 318 B; Paus. X. 30; also Laws 677 D, 790 D ff.; Arist. Pol. V. 5. 1340^{a} 8 ff.; Clem. Al. Strom. I. p. 307 C.

For κατέχεσθαι of “possession” (by supernal or infernal powers), cp. Meno 99 D, Phaedrus 244 E; Ion 533 E ff. (Rohde Psyche II. pp. 11, 18 ff., 48^{1}, 88). The orgiastic flute-music (having a cathartic effect parallel to that of tragedy) provided, as Aristotle explains, a kind of homoeopathic remedy for the fit of ἐνθουσιασμός.

M. λέγω που, τοῦ δ. I venture on this slight innovation: otherwise it were best, with Badham, to cut down the τούτου to τοῦ.

δηλοῖ...δεομένους. Cp. the imitative passage in Minos 318 B καὶ μόνα κινεῖ καὶ ἐκφαίνει τοὺς τῶν θεῶν ἐν χρείᾳ ὄντας. θεῶν δεόμενοι is virtually equiv. to κορυβαντιῶντες (215 E); cp. Rohde Psyche II. 48^{1}. “μόνα=vorzugsweise. Vgl. Symp. 222 A” (Rettig).

ψιλοῖς λόγοις. I.e. “in prose,” devoid of metrical form as well as of musical accompaniment (ἄνευ ὀργάνων). Cp. Laws 669 D λόγους ψ. εἰς μέτρα τιθέντες: Menex. 239 C.

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