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φλεγματώδη: ‘inflammatory.’ Cf. [Hippocr.] περὶ νούσων IV c. 35 (VII p. 548 Littré) ἐπήν τις φάγῃ τυρὸν τι ἐστὶ δριμύ, ἄλλο τι φάγῃ πίῃ τι ἐστὶ φλεγματῶδες, αὐτίκα οἱ ἐπιθέει ἐπὶ τὸ στόμα καὶ τὰς ῥῖνας (Poschenrieder l.c. p. 49).

τῇ παιδαγωγικῇ -- ἰατρικῇ. Cf. Tim. 89 C παιδαγωγεῖν δεῖ διαίταις πάντα τὰ τοιαῦταἀλλ᾽ οὐ φαρμακεύοντα κακὸν δύσκολον ἐρεθιστέον.

Ἡρόδικον. Herodicus, a native of Megara, and afterwards a citizen of Selymbria, is mentioned by Plato again in Prot. 316 E and Phaedr. 227 D. He was one of the earliest to study scientifically the therapeutics of exercise and diet, and particularly recommended long walks, according to Plato (Phaedr. l.c. τὸν περίπατον Μέγαράδε. Cf. Häser Lehrb. d. Gesch. d. Med. etc. I p. 94). The description of his health given here is confirmed by Aristotle Rhet. I 5. 1361^{b} 4—6 πολλοὶὑγιαίνουσιν ὥσπερ Ἠρόδικος λέγεται, οὓς οὐδεὶς ἂν εὐδαιμονίσειε τῆς ὑγιείας διὰ τὸ πάντων ἀπέχεσθαι τῶν ἀνθρωπίνων τῶν πλείστων (a passage curiously misunderstood by J. and C., who seem to take λέγεται for λέγει). Plato himself thoroughly appreciates the connexion between γυμναστική and ἰατρική: see for example Gorg. 452 A ff., 464 B ff., Soph. 228 E, Pol. 295 C.

νοσώδης γενόμενος . εἰς φθίσιν ἀνήκεστον πάθος ἐμπεσών, says Plutarch (de his qui sero etc. 554 C).

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