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WHETHER VICE BE SUFFICIENT TO CAUSE UNHAPPINESS (AN VITIOSITAS AD FELICITATEM SUFFICIAT)Again we have a fragment, mutilated at the beginning and the end.1 The attribution to Plutarch has been questioned by Dübner, Hense,2 Naber, and Hartman,3 but on insufficient grounds, which have, in the main, been explained away by Siefert,4 who has also analysed the structure of the work and the Plutarchean parallels. Wilamowitz,5 on the other hand, believed this and the following fragment to be scraps of the same dialogue : I follow Pohlenz in rejecting this view.6 The text is not good, and the work is not mentioned in the Lamprias catalogue.
1 There may, in addition, be a lacuna between chapters 1 and 2.
2 Teletea, p. lxxxix., note.
3 De Plutarcho, pp. 249-253.
4 Commentationes Ienenses, 1896, pp. 110-119.
5 Hermes, xl. 161-165.