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αἱ ἐπιστῆμαι. The word is used here in the popular sense— “notitiae rerum in sensus cadentium” (Rückert); cp. Rep. 476 D ff.

μελετᾶν. See note on ἀμελέτητος 172 A supra.

λήθη γὰρ κτλ. Cp. Phaedo 75 D οὐ τοῦτο λήθην λέγομεν...ἐπιστήμης ἀποβολήν; Phileb. 33 E ἔστι γὰρ λήθη μνήμης ἔξοδος: Meno 81 C; Laws 732 C. For the πηγὴ Λήθης (Μνημοσύνης) in Hades, see Pind. fr. 130; Rohde, Psyche II. 209^{3}, 390^{1}.

[μνήμην]. This word is either interpolated or corrupted (pace Rettig who attempts to defend it by citing Phileb. 34 B): ἀπιούσης must refer to the same subst. as ἐξιούσης above, viz. τῆς ἐπιστήμης, while καινήν must qualify the same subst. as ἀπιούσης. For later reff. to this doctrine, see Philo Jud. de nom. mut. p. 1060; Nemes. de nat. hom. 13, p. 166.

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