Item 101 - Letter from J.P. Mahaffy to Henry Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/94/101


Letter from J.P. Mahaffy to Henry Sidgwick


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Refers to events in Megara 'about the time of Theognis and implied in his allusions', and to Welcker's and Bernhard's interpretation. Warns Sidgwick however, that Grote 'will not have it'. States that 'the [rows] in Megara were consequent upon the new departure.' Refers to 'the interesting case of [Timoleon]' Declares that 'Aristotle must be a liar' if [ ] is taken in a wide sense. Refers to 'the case of K[ ] [Grote IV. 54 599]. Tells Sidgwick to look at the case of the Gilonian citizens 'and the row they created at Syracuse [Grote V.317]'. Thinks that Aristotle w[oul]d almost certainly have created such a case as an [ ]. Refers again to 'the interesting case of [Timoleon]' Declares that 'Aristotle must be a liar' if [ ] is taken in a wide sense. Declares that Dionysius of Syracuse 'redistributed all the Syracusan lands', and that the reference to Diodorus XIV, 78 is important.

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