τοῦτό τι, lit. ‘this thing in a sort of way.’ This is no hyperbaton for “τοῦτο κάλλιστόν τι φαίνεται εἶναι”, but a qualification of the general tone of the assertion by the addition of “τι”, as in such combinations as “σχεδόν τι, πάνυ τι”. Cp. Il.21. 101“τόφρα τί μοι πεφιδέσθαι ἐνὶ φρεσὶ φίλτερον ἦεν”“Τρώων”, Il.9. 197“ἦ τι μάλα χρεώ”. Nitzsch compares Hdt.4. 52“οὕτω δή τι ἐοῦσα πικρή”.
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