Pl Symp 174b

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Pl Symp 174b

Post by Constantinus Philo » Tue May 14, 2019 5:17 pm

πώς έχεις προς το εθελειν αν ιεναι ακλητος επί δείπνον. Should αν be taken with εθελειν or ιεναι.
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Re: Pl Symp 174b

Post by Constantinus Philo » Tue May 14, 2019 5:19 pm

Ok with εθελειν but why is it odd as Sir Dover condescends to remark in his Noble comments.
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Re: Pl Symp 174b

Post by jeidsath » Tue May 14, 2019 5:25 pm

From Dover:
πῶς ἔχεις...b1 ἰέναι lit. 'in what condition are you with regard to being willing ἄν to go...?', i.e. 'how do you feel' (cf. 176b7) 'about possibly being willing...?'. ἄν is odd, but serves to make Socrates' question tentative and diffident. The manuscripts actually have not ἂν ἰέναι but ἀνιέναι 'go up'; that, however, is never used of simply going to someone's house.
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