The Phaedrus of Plato

The Phaedrus of Plato

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... $t yt Socr. had pointed out a glaring omission in the speech of Lysias. The orator had discoursed fluently of Love, but had forgotten to explain what he meant by the term. His own speeches present a favourable contrast in this respect. Not only had he 'compelled his hearers to conceive of Love' under the more general idea of Madness, but by dividing and subdividing, he had determined the particular variety of Madness to which Love corresponds. In order to this, he had first adopted the obvious distinction of divine and human; showing that beside the ordinary morbid madness, there was one caused by a divine influence emancipating the soul from the yoke of usage tiHy tfrTv, uv ft Tiy T))v Siivauiv, K.t.a. 'Among these, so to speak, chance utterances' (alluding to the two speeches) 'there were implied two forms of procedure, of which it were gratifying if one could ohtain a clear technical description.' This is Ast's view of this somewhat difficult passage. He says: "Genitivi autem Tovtuv... py)64vrwv SvoTv elSo7v non sunt duae harum oraiionum casu quodam dictarum species, sed objective, quod dicunt, accipiendi sunt: duae species quas invenimus vel conspicimus in his orationibus; sic enim genitivum a Graecis poni constat ut patrio eum sermone praepositione an vel in exprimere possimus" (Comm. maj. p. 545). The genitives Toiruv.... firfevTwv will thus depend on ciSoTv, which itself depends virtually on Sivafuv, alrrolv being interpolated to prevent ambiguity. Those who think the interpretation too subtle, will perhaps be disposed to acquiesce in Ast's earlier view, as shown in his version: "horum autem fortuito memoratorum generum, si quis ipsam (outv ut vulg. pro airoiv) vim arte percipere possit haud ingratum." And more

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