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The Dative is used of the person from whose point of view an opinion is stated or a situation is defined.

This is often called the Dative of the Person Judging[1][Datívus iúdicantis.], but is merely a weakened variety of the Dative of Reference. It is used -

1. Of the mental point of view (in my opinion, according to me, etc.): -

2. Of the local point of view (as you go in etc.). In this use the person is commonly denoted indefinitely by a participle in the dative plural: -

NOTE: The Dative of the Person Judging is (by a Greek idiom) rarely modified by nóléns, vóléns (participles of nóló, vóló), or by some similar word: -