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5 ff.

οἱ ἄλλοι . . . προσφέρει: a case of part. apposition. See G. 137, N. 2; H. 624 d. Cf. 450 d. The thought with προσφέρει is of the single articles out of which the object is to be made.

δημιουργοί: see on 452 a.

ὅπως ἂν . . . σχῇ: a general rel. sentence, giving the opposite to εἰκῇ, “that it may acquire for itself some form.” The second aor. of ἔχειν is the only second aor. which seems to have an ingressive force. See Gildersleeve's note to Morris' Thuc. i. 12. 3.

εἶδος: i.e. the outward appearance which an object displays, its figure and form, an image of which the artist of course carries in his mind and gazes upon with the eye of fancy.

8 f.

εἰ βούλει ἰδεῖν: with such conversational expressions we should refrain from supplying any definite apod., as doubtless none was felt. The force of this phrase approaches that of a mild imv., σκόπει, after which the objective clause follows naturally with ὡς. The subject ἕκαστος distributes the τοὺς ζωγράφους which has been appropriated as the obj. of ἰδεῖν.

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