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[*] 778. Ἐμοὶ δοκεῖν or (less frequently) ὡς ἐμοὶ δοκεῖν means in my opinion, it seems to me. Other similar expressions are (ὡς) εἰκάσαι, to make a guess; (ὡς) συμβάλλειν, to compare, if we may compare; (ὡς） ἀκοῦσαι, to the ear; ὡς ἰδεῖν or ὅσον ἰδεῖν, to the eye, in appearance; ὅσον ἐμὲ εἰδέναι, so far as my knowledge goes; ὡς τεκμήρασθαι, so far as one can judge. E.g. Ἀλλ᾽ ἐμοὶ δοκεῖν, τάχ᾽ εἴσει, but, methinks, you will soon know. AESCH. Pers. 246: so SOPH. El. 410. Αὐτόχθονες δοκέειν ἐμοί εἰσι. HDT. i. 172. Ἀπεπέμπετο ἡ στρατιὴ, ὡς ἐμοὶ δοκέειν, ἐπὶ Λιβύης καταστροφῇ. Id. iv. 167. Δοκεῖν δ᾽ ἐμοί. THUC. viii. 64: so vii. 87. Ἀληθῆ, ἔμοιγε δοκεῖν. PLAT. Men. 81 A. See Rep. 432 B, “ὥς γε οὑτωσὶ δόξαι” . “Χῶρος ὅδ᾽ ἱρὸς, ὡς ἀπεικάσαι” SOPH. O.C. 16. “Ὡς θύραθεν εἰκάσαι” EUR. H.F. 713. See HDT. i. 34. Ὡς μικρὸν μεγάλῳ εἰκάσαι. THUC. iv. 36.Once εἰκάσαι alone: SOPH. O.T. 82. Ὕδωρ γε ἓν πρὸς ἓν συμβάλλειν, i.e. to compare the waters one with the other. HDT. iv. 50 (cf. ἓν πρὸς ἕν, THUC. ii. 97). Ἔστι δὲ τοῦτο οὑτωσὶ μὲν ἀκοῦσαι λόγον τιν᾽ ἔχον, i.e. on first hearing it. DEM. xx. 18. Ἄτοπα, ὡς οὕτω γ᾽ ἀκοῦσαι. PLAT. Euthyph. 3 B. Ὥς γε ἐντεῦθεν ἰδεῖν, “as it looks from this point.” Rep. 430 E. Ὅσσον ἴδην. Fr. 101. Ὅσα γ᾽ ὧδ᾽ ἰδεῖν. Pac. 856. “Οὐχ, ὅσον γέ μ᾽ εἰδέναι,” “no, as far as I know.” Aristoph. Nub. 1252. See also Aristoph. Eccl. 350, ὅ τι κἄμ᾽ εἰδέναι, and Thesm. 34, ὥστε (ὥς τε) κἀμέ γ᾽ εἰδέναι, in the same sense. “Ὥς γε τῷ ποδὶ τεκμήρασθαι.” PLAT. Phaedr. 230 B. See also ὥς γ᾽ ἐμοὶ χρῆσθαι κριτῇ, EUR. Alc. 801; ὥς γε κατὰ τὴν ἐμὴν δόξαν ἀποφήνασθαι, PLAT. Polit. 272 D. See further, for Herodotus, 782.
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