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[2] “This is the exposition of the investigation of Herodotus of Thurii.” It was formerly used by all, but now is used only by a few. By a continuous style I mean that which has no end in itself and only stops when the sense is complete. It is unpleasant, because it is endless, for all wish to have the end in sight. That explains why runners, just when they have reached the goal,1 lose their breath and strength, whereas before, when the end is in sight, they show no signs of fatigue.

1 καμπτῆρες, properly the turning-point of the δίαυλος or double course, is here used for the goal itself.

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