1.1.2 Apology ( 17a – 42a)


Thesleff rightly observes that Plato almost never quotes himself  (Laches analysis, 2012).

Below you can click on a scholiast (Philip of Opus I believe), writing in the margin at

Venetus T’s Tim. 42b1.    Mr. NewSocrates, unhappy about the “-krates” punning — by

the ’eminently wise Plato’.  [Who but Philip would have had access to thecopy  from

Early Academy Olymp. 105 copy of both Apol. and Tim. ?  I agree,

however, with Thesleff, ibid. n 63 in his semi-skeptical view of this matter.]  In any case this scholiast is

here seen to cite Plato (sarcastically, — turning this against Plato !)   He here

angrily retorts,  — we may say of him ‘neon onta’ as Philip had been

many Olympiads earlier,  but alas preserved his ‘juvenile’ irascibility, like a

Philo-toioutos as Aristotle will soon say of him, drawing on his own coined word.   Philip had been, and remained alas — a juvenile and a ‘megalophronetic’ man.

“You are a FOOL O Plato like Aristophanes, our old adversary  ” shouts NewSocrates

in the margin of one of Plato’s chief works:

scholion to Tim 42b1, O Supremely Wise Plato (259r), r5



Apology of Socrates

17a1-17d4 (8r) beginning of Apology

17d4-19a1-20a5 (8v)

20a5-21a6-22b1 (9r)

22b1-23b6-24c1 (9v)

24c1-25b8-26c3 (10r)

26c3-27c1-28b9 (10v)

28b9-29b7-30c1 (11r)

30c1-31c1-32c5 (11v)

32c5-33c7-34d1 (12r)

34d1-35d2-36d8 (12v)

36d8-37e6-39a3 (13r)

39a3-40a8-41b1 (13v)

41v1-42a5 (14r) end of Apology