ὁρῶ δέ μ᾽ … ἐξειργασμένην. The constr. with the acc. can be used whenever the speaker looks at his own case from without. But the examples are of two kinds. (1) Most often there is a contrast of persons; El.65: Andoc. or. 1 § 30 “φημὶ δεῖν ἐκείνους μὲν ἀπολέσθαι..., ἐμὲ δὲ σῴζεσθαι”. (2) Sometimes, as here, there is no such contrast, and the effect is merely to give a certain objectivity: Soph. El.470“πικρὰν” | “δοκῶ με πεῖραν τήνδε τολμήσεὶν ἔτι”: so Soph. Ai.606 f.: Plat. Rep. 400B “οἶμαι δέ με ἀκηκοέναι”. This is esp. fitting when the speaker is in an evil plight, and means that he can see himself as others see him: so Xen. An.5. 6§ 20 “νῦν μὲν ὁρῶμεν ἡμᾶς ἀπόρους ὄντας κ.τ.λ.”
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