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These notes have been interrupted by the war, and the appearance of Wilamowitz's Platon makes it desirable to resume them on a slightly different plan. That work has an appendix entitled Textkritik , which cannot be passed over in silence, since the writer's reputation and the air of authority he assumes might easily mislead those who have no first-hand knowledge of Platonic textual criticism. I hope to show that most of his conjectures are wrong, and that many of them suggest (...) doubts as to his knowledge of Platonic Greek. (shrink)
As the plan of the Oxford Bibliotheca does not allow an editor to justify his treatment of a text in detail, it is inevitable that misunderstandings should arise, and I see that even a competent Platonic scholar like C. Ritter has missed the point more than once in his recent Bericht. I make no complaint of that–it was inevitable–but I feel bound to put on record my views on at least the more important problems suggested by the text. First, however, (...) I must say something about the MSS. and the use which I have made of them. (shrink)