Plato; And the Other Companions of Sokrates Volume 3

Plato; And the Other Companions of Sokrates Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... Treatise De Legibus, schemes of intercalation and periods ns compared with other Platonic dia-(trieteric, oetaeteric, enneadekaeteric) logues, as premisses to sustain his con-were either adopted by civic authority elusion that the treatise is not by Pluto, or suggested by privato astronomers, In my judgment they do not bear out such as Kleostratus and Meton. The thut conclusion (which indeed Zeller practical dissonance and confusion was has since renounced in his subsequent gn at, and the theoretical dissatisfac work); but they are not the less real tion also. and notable, marking tho change in Now in this dialogue De Legibus, Plato's own mind. Plato recognises both the importance How poor an opinion bad Plato of of the object anil the problem to be the efficacy of the fouStrriTiKbv eTSov solved, yet he suggest no means of 6ywv at the time when be composed! his own lor solving it. Ho makes no the Sophistcs (p. 230 A)! Whatasu-arrangement for the calendar of his perabundance of such discourse does new Magnetic city. I confess that this he deliver in the Treatise De Legibus, is to me a matter of somo surprise, taking especial pride in the peeu-To combine an exertion of authority liarity! with an effort of arithmetical calcula 1 Plato, Legg. v. p. 738 C-D. SVait tion, is in his vein; and the exoctness ttv vKKoyoi ixdaTwv ray fitpHv Koto of observances as respects the Gods, in Xpdvovs yiiv6)ttvoi Toiij n-fioo-Toxfloraj harmony with the religious tone of the--jxfra tvat&y., treatise, depended on some tolerable That such "ordained seasons" for solution of the problem, meetings and sacrifices should be We may perhaps presume that Pluto punctually attended to--was a matter refused to deal with the problem be of great moment, on religious...show more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 540g
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  • English
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  • 1236548604
  • 9781236548603