By S. R. Slings, Gerard Boter, Jan van Ophuijsen
This quantity is meant to accompany the hot Oxford version of Plato's Republic, released in 2003. it really is in response to a chain of ten articles in Mnemosyne, relationship from 1988 to 2003. It includes discussions of textual difficulties of varied forms. a lot recognition is paid to Plato's use of debris, to the moods and tenses of the verb, and to pragmatics and elegance. furthermore, the transmission of the textual content gets considerable awareness. The booklet is extremely suggested for clients of the hot variation of the Republic, for these attracted to the transmission of the Platonic corpus and in Platonic Greek and for college kids of linguistics in most cases.
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In this case of course he could have found the singular attested for F and a number of its descendants in Schneider, but it does not appear he ever consulted that edition, and anyway he was not the kind of scholar to be greatly interested in MS support for his corrections). AD’s ﬁnal -ς is explained by Cobet and Hartman as due to dittography (the ﬁrst - of σ με α being mistaken for a sigma). The explanation is perhaps not entirely satisfactory but I have no better one, and anyway the case for the singular is so much stronger that we should not worry too much about it.
Quaerimus’ is not necessarily a conscious correction by Ficinus: he may have used the present to avoid the cumbersome pluperfect subjunctive that would have been necessary in indirect speech. But I do not see why the ADF reading should not be followed here. Certainly the fact that elsewhere in Plato we ﬁnd π λαι ζητο μεν (Euthd. 289e1; Men. 93b6; R. 420c1; Phlb. 18d7; Epin. 989a1; Cra. 424a6 the MSS are divided, though the primary ones all seem to read ζητο μεν) is not an argument, because this context diﬀers from all others in that the relative clause depends on a perfect inﬁnitive.
This strengthens the suspicion that something is wrong. Besides, I am reluctant to assume that Plato was really interested in the niceties of Lydian genealogy (so rightly H. Herter, Kleine Schriften [München 1975], 555 n. 102). (3) το Λυδο cannot here refer to Croesus, even if Croesus is meant by Λυδ ς in Hdt. ). In this context, το Λυδο would mean ‘the present king of Lydia’, which is nonsense. ] 7,6 (pronounced 343/2 BCE) Μακεδ ν is Philip, in 17,10 (pronounced 336/5 BCE) it is Alexander. It is not as though Λυδ ς ever refers to Croesus as being the Lydian κατ’ ξοχ ν, in the way Homer is ποιητ ς.
Critical Notes on Plato's Politeia (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) by S. R. Slings, Gerard Boter, Jan van Ophuijsen