: sc. εἰ δοκεῖ καλῶς τε καὶ
: equiv. to νομίζεται
. Cf. Soph. O. T.
1080 ἐγὼ δ᾽ ἐμαυτὸν παῖδα τῆς Τύχης νέμων
483 εἴ τι τήνδ᾽ ἁμαρτίαν νέμεις
. Thus in prose form, οὐδ᾽ ὑπ̓ ἐμοῦ νομίζεται τοῦτο παρὰ Πιττακοῦ καίπερ σοφοῦ ὄντος ἀνδρὸς ἐμμελῶς (321 c
) εἰρῆσθαι: χαλεπὸν ἐσθλὸν ἔμμεναι
. — According to Didymus, in the Schol. on Plato ii. 369 Bk., Pittacus, the ruler of Mytilene, uttered the famous saying, on hearing that Periander, formerly mild and a friend of the people, had become cruel. With Solon's saying, χαλεπὰ τὰ καλά
, which Plato frequently quotes, cf. Zenobius vi. 38. — Simonides was fond of quoting the expressions of others, as of Homer and Stesichorus, Frag.
25 Schn., 53 Bgk.; of Homer, Frag.
60 Schn., 85 Bgk.; of Hesiod, Frag.
32 Schn., 58 Bgk., or of combating them, as he said of a thought of Cleobulus of Lindus (Frag.
10 Schn., 57 Bgk.) μωροῦ φωτὸς ἅδε βουλά
. So Pindar, P.
iv. 277 and elsewhere, appealed to Homer.
, ὁμολογεῖσθαι, ὁμολογεῖν
: of persons ὁμολογεῖν τινι
, of things ὁμολογεῖσθαί τινι
. Cf. Crat.
416 a καὶ τουτο γὰρ τοῖς ἔμπροσθεν ὁμολογεῖται
v. 457 c τὸν λόγον αὐτὸν αὑτῷ ὁμολογεῖσθαι