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Constantinus Philo
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Prot 340ab

Post by Constantinus Philo » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:32 pm

καὶ γὰρ οὖν καὶ δεῖται τὸ ὑπὲρ Σιμωνίδου ἐπανόρθωμα τῆς σῆς μουσικῆς, ᾗ τό τε βούλεσθαι καὶ ἐπιθυμεῖν διαιρεῖς ὡς οὐ ταὐτὸν ὄν, καὶ ἃ νυνδὴ εἶπες πολλά τε καὶ καλά. It appears that καὶ ἃ means here διό. Or, it may be the case of an antecedent τούτων omitted. the correction of Simonides needs your music to distinguish between wishing and desiring, and (it needs) that which you have just said in many excellent ways. Or it may be just what it is, acc n pl, meaning that: for indeed, the correction of Simonides needs your musical skill by which you distinguish to wish and to desire, that which you have just said in many excellent ways. I think the last is the most probable.
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