previous next

472B - 472E Socrates reminds Glauco that it is the investigation of Justice and Injustice which has brought us to this point. It was in order to reach a standard or model of Justice that we examined the nature of perfect justice and the perfectly just man. By comparing them with their opposites in respect of happiness and unhappiness, we intended to obtain a measure by which to estimate the effect of Justice and Injustice upon happiness in human life. Our object was not to prove that perfect justice is attainable, and therefore we are not obliged to shew that our city can be realised.

ἀλλὰ τί τοῦτο; See cr. n. γε after τοῦτο is certainly wrong. It has no MS authority except that of A^{2}, and (as Stallbaum shews) ἀλλὰ τί τοῦτο is the regular form of this phrase in Plato: cf. Gorg. 497 E, Charm. 164 A. In both these cases the reply is Οὐδέν, followed by ἀλλά, as here.

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 (2 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (2):
    • Plato, Charmides, 164a
    • Plato, Gorgias, 497e
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: