I' interested in the literal meaning of the locution in the subj., as found, e.g. in Plato, _Symp._ 206 a3, 205 c4.
The meaning is not a problem (translations are available), but the exact power of the "he^" here (as accented) puzzles me. None of its meanings that I could find in the dictionaries seems to fit.
Many thanks for any suggestions.
Yes, it occurs in the same context, but in the first person. Yet. for some irrational reason I took "e^" here to mean "in truth, truly, verily, of a surety" (indeclform), and "d'" to stand for for "de^".
My apologies for this silly question.