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INTRODUCTION

After dealing with the subject-matter of literature Plato proceeds to inquire into the form of discourse. Simplicity and directness must, in his ideal State, be leading characteristics of both prose and verse. Here we should remember that, when his remarks on style were written, nearly all the great Athenian poets were dead, and there had arisen in their place a succession of poeticules whose works had a tendency to corrupt the morals and vitiate the taste of the people. He fears that under the influence of these degenerates his countrymen are becoming a nation of imitators who, despising the words of truth and soberness, demand for their entertainment the spectacular and sensational drama. But by reason of his zeal for sincerity and simplicity of thought and action Plato, in the third and tenth books of the Republic, seems too severe upon the poets as a class; he apparently forgets that he himself is a poet. A tradition, which cannot be verified, makes him the author of about thirty extant epigrams written in elegiac verse. These have been collected in Bergk's edition of the Greek Lyric Poets. Among them is the famous tribute to the master of Attic Colnedy :
" The Graces sought some holy ground,
Whose site should ever please;
And in their search the soul they found
Of Aristophanes."

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