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ὅρα: sc. εἰ δοκεῖ καλῶς τε καὶ ὀρθῶς πεποιῆσθαι.

νέμεται: equiv. to νομίζεται. Cf. Soph. O. T. 1080 ἐγὼ δ᾽ ἐμαυτὸν παῖδα τῆς Τύχης νέμων, Tr. 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, Rep. v. 457 c τὸν λόγον αὐτὸν αὑτῷ ὁμολογεῖσθαι.

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