90 auXo',Mq I has the unanimous testimony of the MSS even though it occurs nowhere else. Sharing the editors' dissatisfaction with I should like to propose aurora, which could very easily have been changed to at an early stage in the transmission. Al<6<qq too would be a hapax legomenon, LSJ and editors of Sextus Empiricus notwith- standing (see below), and so has the disadvantage, as compared with of not even being well attested anywhere. Never- theless there do seem to be good reasons for its installation here. Let us begin by reconsidering This reading was supported with strong arguments by Henry, in a paper devoted exclusively to its), and these arguments have been endorsed as con- vincing by Schwyzer in his discussion of the Sententiae6). In spite of this weighty support doubts must remain. In particular Henry's arguments were directed primarily against the then generally accepted and many of them would apply with equal, or even greater, force to a defence of The objection to O'CuX6-Mq is that it seems inadequate in the context, that is as a description, or indication, of what the equivalent of courage would be in Nous, where the virtues as such do not exist (cf. 18.104.22.168-3). That Nous is immaterial, and, unlike soul, unrelated to matter in any way, is too commonplace a characteristic of it to use for a special feature of the hypostasis which might be taken as an analogue of courage. Henry cites as a parallel VI. 2 .8.4 7), but there a 6' ga-ctv &v7?a has much more point, being given as a description of entities in whose case being and being thought coincide. Further, it could be argued that xa0apo"v in the second part of the description io al<06 yiviw xa9apov in our 1.2 text already includes the sense of immaterial. KaOocp6v is certainly used in this sense as a description of To voq<6v elsewhere (cf. IV.7.10.31-32). But too much weight should not be given to this argument, particularly since there is an intentional element of tautology in any case. 5) Henry, 475-85. 6) H.-R. Schwyzer, Plotinisches und unplotinisches in den 'A
OPMAI des Porphyrios, in Atti del convegno internaz. sul tema Plotino e il Neoplatonismo in Oriente e in Occidente, Roma, 5-9.10.1970, Accademia Naz. dei Lincei, Problemi attuali di scienza e di cultura 198 (Rome 1974), 226 and n. 13. 7) Henry, 479.