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Speech of Pausanias

ἄλλους τινὰς εἶναι. The construction here has been misunderstood: Hirschig proposed to write εἰπεῖν for εἶναι, while Hug bids us supply λέγοντας. Evidently both suppose that ἄλλοι τινὲς mean persons, but it seems better to take them to be λόγοι and to construe μετὰ Φαῖδρον as a compendium for μετὰ τὸν Φαίδρου λόγον. By this means we secure the word required, λόγους, as the antecedent to ὧν: for διαμνημονεύειν would be less naturally used of a person than of a speech (cp. 178 A πάντων...ἐμέμνητο). For the brachylogy, cp. Thuc. I. 71. 2 ἀρχαιότροπα ὑμῶν τὰ ἐπιτηδεύματα πρὸς αὐτούς ἐστιν (with Shilleto's n.).

τὸ...ἐγκωμιάζειν Ἔρωτα. This clause is best taken, with Stallb. and Hug, as nomin. in epexegetic apposition to προβεβλῆσθαι λόγος. Equally improbable are Rückert's view that the clause is accus. (“quatenus sic simpliciter” etc.), and Hommel's that it is exclamatory.

ἁπλῶς οὕτως. Cp. 176 E.

νῦν δὲ οὐ γάρ. We may assume the ellipse of οὐ καλῶς ἔχει after νῦν δέ: cp. Theaet. 143 E, Apol. 38 B, etc.

προρρηθῆναι. Hommel renders by “prius praefari,” Hug by “edicere.” In favour of Hommel's view cp. προυρρήθη 198 E, τούτων προρρηθέντων Laws 823 D; Rep. 504 A.

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    • Plato, Laws, 823d
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    • Plato, Apology, 38b
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 143e
    • Plato, Symposium, 176e
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