This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
δοκεῖν (sc. εἶναι): the pretense of being. The thought is “if one should endeavor to seem to excel (§2), he would have much trouble; and the false reputation, when acquired, is injurious.” ἀλυσιτελὲς ἀπέφαινε: sc. ὄν. After verbs of knowing, declaring, etc., the participle of εἰμί is sometimes omitted. Cf. ii.3.14; An. iii.1.36 ἢ κατὰ δύναμιν: “than their strength would bear.” συγγνώμης: indulgence. For the case, see on στόματος i. 4. 12.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.