previous next

ἀμήχανόν κτλ. Supply from the context, with Stallb., “nam hoc ita si sit.” Rückert, after Schleierm., wrongly connects this clause with the preceding, “qua fiat, ut tu melior evadas, atque exinde immensam in me pulcritudinem cernas”; while Hommel makes it depend upon εἴπερ. Cp. Rep. 509 B, 608 D; Charm. 155 D.

εὐμορφίας. For the notion of a beauty-competition here suggested, cp. Xen. Symp. V. 1. Cp. also the σοφία-match of 175 E.

ἀντὶ δόξης ἀλήθειαν κ. “Real for sham beauties”: ἀλήθειαν καλῶν=ἀλήθινα καλά. Cp. Phileb. 36 C ff.; and for the antithesis, cp. 198 E, 212 A supra.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (6 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (6):
    • Plato, Republic, 509b
    • Plato, Philebus, 36c
    • Plato, Symposium, 175e
    • Plato, Symposium, 198e
    • Plato, Symposium, 212a
    • Plato, Charmides, 155d
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: