583 L’s Greek ( παρατιθείς, “citing”) should here be emended (with Gutschmid 579 and most modern editors, except Schreckenberg) to περιτίθησι (“he attributes”; cf. Latin: ascribit). This indicates that the voice immediately to be encountered is that not of Clearchus (as narrator) but of Aristotle. The text seems to have had the form of a dialogue between Aristotle and his pupils. Aristotle, rather than Clearchus, is cited directly, as he carries the greater authority (see Inowlocki 2005: 384).