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Plato, Republic, Book 6, section 498d (search)
rom of old one of the most discouraging facts of our condition: this hope admits the possibility that the art employed in improving and beautifying the soul itself may avail for good in some other life even when seemingly useless in this.” and meet with such discussions as these.” “A brief timeFor EI)S here cf. Blaydes on Clouds 1180, Herod. vii. 46, Eurip.Heracleidae 270. your forecast contemplates,” he said. “Nay, nothing at all,” I replied, “as compared with eternity.Cf. on 486 A. see too Plut.Cons. Apol. 17. 111 C “a thousand, yes, ten thousand years are only an A)O/RISTOS point, nay, the smallest part of a point, as Simonides says.” Cf. also Lyra Grae
Plato, Republic, Book 6, section 506d (search)
.” For it will content us if you explain the good even as you set forth the nature of justice, sobriety, and the other virtues.” “It will right wellKAI\ MA/LA, “jolly well,” humorous emphasis on the point that it is much easier to “define” the conventional virtues than to explain the “sanction.” Cf. Symp. 189 A, Euthydem. 298 D-E, Herod. viii. 66. It is frequent in the Republic. Ritter gives forty-seven cases. I have fifty-four! But the point that matters is the humorous tone. Cf. e.g. 610 E. content me, my dear fellow,” I said, “but I fear that my powers may fail and that in my eagerness I may cut a sorry figure and become a laughing-stock.Excess of Zeal,PROQUMI/A,
Plato, Republic, Book 6, section 508a (search)
more than a synonym for GE/NOS above. Cf. Wilamowitz, Platon, ii. p. 250. that which unites the other pairs, if light is not without honor.” “It surely is far from being so,” he said.“Which one can you name of the divinities in heavenPlato was willing to call the stars gods as the barbarians did (Cratyl. 397 D, Aristoph.Peace 406 ff., Herod. iv. 188). Cf. Laws 821 B, 899 B, 950 D, Apol. 26 D, Epinomis 985 B, 988 B. as the author and cause of this, whose light makes our vision see best and visible things to be seen?” “Why, the one that you too and other people mean,” he said; “for your question evidently refers to the sun.Cf. my Idea of good in Plato's Republic pp. 2