is way,” i.e.
he tried to force his accounts down their throats, and nearly choked them.
Another reading suggested is a)/gxonta
（throttling so as to choke）.; on another occasion
also he exhorted the Athenians to set out for Euboea without delay “and provision themselves there,
like the decree of Miltiades.This may refer
to a decree of Miltiades which was so speedily carried out that it became
proverbial. The expedition was undertaken to assist Euboea againEuboea against Thebes.” After the
Athenians had made peace with Epidaurus
and the maritime cities, Iphicrates indignantly declared “that they
had deprived themselves of provisions for the war.”By making peace, Iphicrates said that the Athenians had
deprived themselves of the opportunity of attacking and plundering a weak
maritime city, and so securing provisions for the war. The word e)fo/dia properly means provisions for a journey
and travelling expenses. Pitholaus c