Epigram 9.358

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On Plato's "Phaedo"

Codex Palatinus 23, p.416

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εἴ με Πλάτων οὐ γράψε, δύω ἐγένοντο Πλάτωνες.
Σωκρατικῶν ὀάρων ἄνθεα πάντα φέρω:
ἀλλὰ νόθον μ᾽ ἐτέλεσσε Παναίτιος. ὃς ῥ᾽ ἐτέλεσσε
καὶ ψυχὴν θνητήν, κἀμὲ νόθον τελέσει.

— Paton edition

If Plato did not write me there were two Platos,
for I have all the flowers of the Socratic dialogues.
But Panaetius made me out to be spurious. He
who made the soul out to be mortal will make me
spurious too.¹

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 We have Cicero's testimony that Panaetius did not accept the doctrine of the Phaedo. He does not, however, say that he pronounced it spurious.

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