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[267a]

Stranger
Let us, then, again bisect the fantastic art.

Theaetetus
How?

Stranger
One kind is that produced by instruments, the other that in which the producer of the appearance offers himself as the instrument.

Theaetetus
What do you mean?

Stranger
When anyone, by employing his own person as his instrument, makes his own figure or voice seem similar to yours, that kind of fantastic art is called mimetic.

Theaetetus
Yes.

Stranger
Let us, then, classify this part under the name of mimetic art; but as for all the rest, let us be so self-indulgent as to let it go


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