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Murray, The Beginnings of Grammar (1931), repr. in Greek Studies (1946) 171-91, but not quite reliable in all its details. * K. v. Fritz, 'Prodikos', RE xxm (1957) 85 ff. The beautiful and enthusiastic paper of F. G. M. 1832 and 1836, reprinted with Addenda in Kleine Schriflen 11 (1845) 393-541 is still worth reading; on Prodicus' study of language see esp. 452 fT. * Vors. 84 A 16 = Art. script, B VIII 10 with Radermacher's note. Vors. 84A 11 (cf. 12) = Art, script, B VIII 6; cf. below, p. 62, 1 3 6 The Sophists, their Contemporaries and Pupils Distinction of Synonyms and Dialects w i t h some emphasis b y A r i s t o p h a n e s , w h e n t h e l a n g u a g e o f E u r i p i d e s ' l i k e ; f o r a h u m o u r (mucus, ' p h l e g m ' s t i l l , i n spite o f Prodicus' protest, 40 p r o l o g u e s is b e i n g tested TOJV 1181).
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