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ὁπόθεν ἂν κτλ. No Greek could read these words without thinking of Olympia; no Athenian without recalling the glories of the Acropolis. It was probably in the spirit of this ideal that Epaminondas—himself a man of Platonic sympathies, if not a Platonist— hinted to his countrymen that their city could not be truly great until the Propylaea crowned their citadel (Aesch. περὶ παραπρεσβείας 105. See also Nettleship Hell. pp. 115—123). Partly on grounds of style, and partly for grammatical reasons, I believe that Plato wrote τις and not τι (see cr. n.). ‘Whenever anything strikes on their eyes or ears from fair works of art’ sounds material and gross in a passage so full of poetic feeling; and in the second place ἄγουσα agrees with αὔρα, whereas it should be ἄγον and agree with τι if τι is right. Translate ‘Whensoever from beautiful works of art there smites upon their eyes or ears as it were a salubrious breath from healthful regions.’ In the same way a sort of ἵμερος flows into the soul from beauty, awakening love and admiration (Phaedr. 251 C). The melodious current of Plato's rhythmic utterance flows onward like the steady though gentle breeze which it describes. With αὔραὑγίειαν cf. Arist. Probl. I 52. 865^{b} 19 πόλις ὑγιεινὴ καὶ τόπος εὔπνους (διὸ καὶ θάλασσα ὑγιεινή). For the syntax of τιςὥσπερ αὔρα: φερουσα cf. τὰς τῆς γενέσεως ξυγγενεῖς ὥσπερ μολυβδίδας VII 519 B, where a similar corruption occurs in some of the MSS: see note ad loc. Paris A has τί for τίς again in II 360 E.

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