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Plato, Ion, 536b

nanthe word we use for it is possessed, but it is much the same thing, for he is held. And from these first rings—the poets—are suspended various others, which are thus inspired, some by Orpheus and others by Musaeus ; but the majority are possessed and held by Homer. Of whom you, Ion, are one, and are possessed by Homer; and so, when anyone recites the work of another poet, you go to sleep and are at a loss what to say; but when some one utters a strain of your poet, you wake up at once, and your soul dances

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1. Aristophanes, Clouds, 602 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

602. αἰγίδος ἡνίοχος πολιοῦχος ̓Αθάνα
2. Plato, Euthydemus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

302c. he said, and no Athenian at all, if you have neither ancestral gods, nor shrines, nor anything else that denotes a gentleman!
3. Plato, Ion, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

533e. and attract other rings; so that sometimes there is formed quite a long chain of bits of iron and rings, suspended one from another; and they all depend for this power on that one stone. In the same manner also the Muse inspires men herself, and then by means of these inspired persons the inspiration spreads to others, and holds them in a connected chain. Soc. For all the good epic poets utter all those fine poems not from art, but as inspired and possessed, and the good lyric poets likewise;
4. Plato, Laws, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

664c. but we shall also convince those who need convincing more forcibly than we could by any other assertion. Clin. We must assent to what you say. Ath. First, then, the right order of procedure will be for the Muses’ choir of children to come forward first to sing these things with the utmost vigor and before the whole city; second will come the choir of those under thirty, invoking Apollo Paian as witness of the truth of what is said, and praying him of grace to persuade the youth.
5. Plato, Philebus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

16c. Soc. One which is easy to point out, but very difficult to follow for through it all the inventions of art have been brought to light. See this is the road I mean. Pro. Go on what is it? Soc. A gift of gods to men, as I believe, was tossed down from some divine source through the agency of a Prometheus together with a gleaming fire; and the ancients, who were better than we and lived nearer the gods, handed down the tradition that all the things which are ever said to exist are sprung from one and many and have inherent in them the finite and the infinite. This being the way in which these things are arranged
6. Plato, Protagoras, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

7. Plato, Theaetetus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

149c. THEAET. Very likely. SOC. Is it not, then, also likely and even necessary, that midwives should know better than anyone else who are pregt and who are not? THEAET. Certainly. SOC. And furthermore, the midwives, by means of drug

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apollo,musegetes Mikalson (2010) 221
artemis Mikalson (2010) 221
athena Mikalson (2010) 221
dionysus,and wine Mikalson (2010) 221
dionysus Mikalson (2010) 221
elenchus Legaspi (2018) 115
euthyphro Legaspi (2018) 115
hephaestus Mikalson (2010) 221
muses Mikalson (2010) 221
piety,in euthyphro Legaspi (2018) 115
poets Legaspi (2018) 115
poets and poetry,and apollo Mikalson (2010) 221
poets and poetry,and divine inspiration Mikalson (2010) 221
poets and poetry,and muses Mikalson (2010) 221
prometheus Mikalson (2010) 221
socrates Legaspi (2018) 115
technē Legaspi (2018) 115
war,success in,and athena Mikalson (2010) 221
xenoi,and zeus xenios' Mikalson (2010) 221
zeus,herkeios Mikalson (2010) 221
zeus,homophylos Mikalson (2010) 221
zeus,horios Mikalson (2010) 221
zeus,of magnesia Mikalson (2010) 221
zeus,patroo¨s Mikalson (2010) 221
zeus,phratrios Mikalson (2010) 221
zeus,poliouchos Mikalson (2010) 221
zeus,xenios Mikalson (2010) 221
zeus Mikalson (2010) 221