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