Text and Sense at Philebus 56A

TitleText and Sense at Philebus 56A
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsBarker, A
Ancient AuthorsPlato Phil. (TLG 0059)
JournalClassical Quarterly

Editors and translators have found this paragraph troublesome. Though its general tenor is fairly clear it is not easy to interpret in detail, and the task is complicated by three points of uncertainty about the text, (i) Bury conjectured that in 5 is misplaced, and should stand in 3 after . (ii) After in 5, the second hand of Ven. 189 adds modern editors have often accepted this addition, (iii) In 6, has been thought incomprehensible: Badham offered instead, and this suggestion too has found some favour. [https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/classical-quarterly/article/text-and-sense-at-philebus-56a/5963CAE6E7104EB78591D335E5FC80D1]


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