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τεκοῦσα κτλ. τεκοῦσα reminds us that the Sun is the ἔκγονος of the Good (VI 506 E). On ἀλήθειαν καὶ νοῦν see VI 508 D note ὅτι δεῖ depends on φαίνεται, not (as D. and V. translate) on συλλογιστέα. Cf. VI 505 A, 506 A notes Plato's guardians are not to rest satisfied with the εἰκών or ἔκγονος of the Good; they must see the Good itself, and infer (not by intuition, but) by means of reasoning (συλλογιστέα) that it is the cause of all. See the notes on VI 511 B (αὐτὸς λόγος and τοῦ ἀνυποθέτου).

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