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μυθολογίαις κτλ. Plato seems to have supposed that ancient history and mythology could be manufactured to order. Cf. Arist. Pol. B 9. 1269^{b} 28 and Susemihl ad loc. He attempts the task himself in III 414 B ff., Prot. 320 C—322 D (unless this is really an extract from one of Protagoras' own works), Pol. 269 A—274 E, Tim. 21 A— 25 D, Critias, and Laws 676 B—682 D.

εἰδέναι. The omniscience of the gods was no new doctrine: see Nägelsbach Hom. Theol. p. 23, Nachhom. Theol. pp. 23 ff.

ποιητὴς -- ἔνι. ‘There is nothing of the lying poet in God.’ Cf. 365 C note I can see no point in Stallbaum's notion that there is a play on the two senses of ποιητής—‘poet’ and ‘creator.’

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