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Notes on Plutarch's De Genio Socratis

  • D. A. Russell (a1)
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(1) 583 b = p. 478. 26 Sieveking (Plutarchi Moralia, iii, Leipzig, 1929)

is objectionable. Since Lysis is already dead, cannot here signify ‘beforehand’. Its only other appropriate significance would seem to be ‘publicly, openly’: but also enters into the compound, and can only bear the sense ‘secretly’, which would involve us in a contradiction. so far as I know, does not occur elsewhere: nearly always has the sense ‘give some indication of…’.

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page 62 note 1 I assume that they are independent witnesses, despite Manton , C.Q. xlii (1949), 97 ff.: see Hubert , Rh. Mus. xciii (1950), 330 ff. But Flaceliére R. (Plutarque: Dialogue sur l'Amour, 1952, pp. 34 ff.) strongly supports Manton with new arguments.

page 62 note 2 Corruptions often occur in the immediate neighbourhood of lacunae: the wrong inline-graphic here may therefore be thought to afford confirmation of the suggestion that the lacuna was very close to it.

page 63 note 1 His point comes from Plato, Symp. 203 a:inline-graphic (sc.inline-graphic) inline-graphicinline-graphicinline-graphic

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