Critical Notes on Plato's Politeia (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca by S. R. Slings, Gerard Boter, Jan van Ophuijsen

By S. R. Slings, Gerard Boter, Jan van Ophuijsen

This quantity is meant to accompany the hot Oxford variation of Plato's Republic, released in 2003. it's in accordance with a sequence of ten articles in Mnemosyne, relationship from 1988 to 2003. It comprises discussions of textual difficulties of varied types. a lot consciousness is paid to Plato's use of debris, to the moods and tenses of the verb, and to pragmatics and magnificence. additionally, the transmission of the textual content gets considerable consciousness. The publication is extremely urged for clients of the hot version of the Republic, for these attracted to the transmission of the Platonic corpus and in Platonic Greek and for college students of linguistics in most cases.

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It may seem remarkable that in a paraphrase Clem. book two 27 agrees with Cic. (Strom. (b) and Cic. is a fortuitous one, for the following reason. In Greek κκ πτεσ αι φ αλμ ν is used when a person loses an eye through any cause, whether accidentally or by design: in a fight (D. 24,140), in battle (D. 18,67), because it is picked out by a bird (Ar. Ach. 92; Av. 1613) or through deliberate blinding (Aeschin. 1,172; cf. D. 24,140). When a person is blinded as an act of punishment this is more properly called ξορ ττω (Hdt.

This may be how Schneider takes the subjunctive present, though his paraphrase (repeated by Adam) is ambiguous: ‘quum quis vehementi se risui dat, in eo statu est, qui vehementem mutationem seu conversionem in contrarium requirere et efficere solet’. But the universal statement contained in the main clause is something entirely unconnected with the habitualness or otherwise of the subordinate clause. I do not see why there is no violent reaction if a person yields to violent laughter only once, which is why I think no good case can be made for φι ι.

The change of speaker indicated after μισ ωτο in A is of course an error (it is replaced by a high point in A’s indirect copy T). e. the scribe correcting himself, and touched up, like almost all commas under dicola, by A5; in D the comma is by a later hand (cf. Boter [1989: 85; 91]). F has a short vertical stroke over the comma after γ ρ, probably an acute accent meant to correct the original grave (F normally writes a grave accent before a comma, an acute one before heavier punctuations).

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