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874. Ὥσπερ with the participle occasionally seems to have the same force as ἅτε or οἷον; as in EUR. Hipp. 1307, δ᾽ ὥσπερ ὢν δίκαιος οὐκ ἐφέσπετο λόγοις, inasmuch as he was just, etc. Or is the meaning here he, like a just man?

In PLAT. Rep. 330 E, ἤτοι ὑπὸ τῆς τοῦ γήρως ἀσθενείας καὶ ὥσπερ ἤδη ἐγγυτέρω ὢν τῶν ἐκεῖ μᾶλλόν τι καθορᾷ αὐτά, the same force is generally given to ὥσπερ. But it may have the comparative force: either because of the feebleness of old age, or perhaps (feeling) like one who is nearer the other world, he takes a more careful view of it,—a genitive of cause with ὑπό and a participle of circumstance being united under ἤτοι and .

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