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Cf. below p. 117. 37. Cf. Döring 1907, Billings 1920: 47–52, G. 209–210; Görgemanns’ (1960) theory of an exoteric protreptic purpose of the Lg. does not contradict this view, nor do the occasional indications of a deliberate arrangement of the material (cf. Taylor 466, Friedländer III2 362–381, 508 n. 37, 509 n. 46). 38. 40–41, doubted by Dodds 1959: 16 n. 1. 39. The Anytus episode 89e–95a looks like a later insertion; cf. Koller 1948: 81–84. 40. , the contrast in form between the ﬁrst and the second part of the dialogue is quite remarkable.
14. Cf. g. Hoerber 1955. Jaeger (see especially II 94–106) and Friedländer interpret the early dialogues according to this conception. For the view that Socrates embodies the virtues seemingly to be deﬁned, see Schaerer 1938: 170–171. —The theory that Plato had at an early stage developed an esoteric doctrine which is only indirectly reﬂected in his writings, has been combined with the systematic theory and put forward in voluminous studies by Krämer 1959 (see especially 249–486 with references), 1964, and Gaiser 1959: 18–19, 1963, 1964; cf.
And Phd. (see especially Fox 1956) are clearly irrelevant to chronology. I have put Cri. before Ap. —According to my view (cf. below p. 18) early versions of later dialogues such as Lysis may also have originated in this period. 49. Mx. 244b–246a refers to the Corinthian war which ended in 386 BCE. In Ep. 324a Plato says that he was ĝġďĎƱė ŕĞđ ĞďĞĞċěĆĻęėĞċ when he went to Sicily for the ﬁrst time, and he was probably born in 427. But ĝġďĎĦė means “approximately,” as it does two lines before. Is it possible that Plato should have risked such a voyage before the war was over?