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The Background of Valerius Flaccus i. 10

  • A. Y. Campbell (a1) and D. S. Robertson (a2)
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page 25 note 1 In this region the inhabitants ‘live much longer than here’, cf. inline-graphicClouds, l.c.; and the sun and other celestial bodies are much more clearly seen, cf. ibid. 225. Have such correspondences been observed? In his note on 108 c 8 Burnet put foward the suggestion that the Phaedo's account of the Earth represents Socrates' own view; yet even he does not mention these points. However, he does indicate broader affinities on p. xlii of his Introduction.

page 26 note 1 That is, error; Burnet, Thales to Plato, 65 fin.

page 26 note 2 Cf. Burnet, E.G. Ph. ed. 4, p. 168.

page 26 note 3 Introd. to Phaedo, p. xl, n. 3.

page 26 note 1 Cf. further urbis (simply), coupled, again, with in terris, Hor. Carm. II. xx. 5.

page 26 note 2 ‘What is Earth's desire for rain but the projection of man's own inescapable need?’ asks R. (As if Earth did not need rain; it is man's anthropomorphic way of describing Earth's need.) But what has man's inescapable need to do with this passage of Valerius?

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