555 “Evidently” translates Josephus’ φαίνεται, which cannot here mean the hesitant “appears to”; cf. Herodotus’ use of the verb in 1.170 and Josephus’ φάνερον in the parallel Ant. 8.261. As elsewhere, Josephus’ introduction and conclusion (1.171) clear up the ambiguity of the citation itself. “In a certain way” half-acknowledges that the reference is indirect.