Phaed 65c

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Constantinus Philo
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Phaed 65c

Post by Constantinus Philo » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:40 pm

λογίζεται δέ γέ που τότε κάλλιστα, ὅταν αὐτὴν τούτων μηδὲν παραλυπῇ, μήτε ἀκοὴ μήτε ὄψις μήτε ἀλγηδὼν μηδέ τις ἡδονή, ἀλλ᾽ ὅτι μάλιστα αὐτὴ καθ᾽ αὑτὴν γίγνηται ἐῶσα χαίρειν τὸ σῶμα, καὶ καθ᾽ ὅσον δύναται μὴ κοινωνοῦσα αὐτῷ μηδ᾽ ἁπτομένη ὀρέγηται τοῦ ὄντος. Here is an ellipse of the conjunction όταν before ότι μάλιστα. No Greek grammar in English ever mentions the ellipse of conjunctions, is it because it is so evident? Again, δύναται is impersonal, isn't it?

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