τοὺς … νικῶντας: for the pres. partic., cp. Xen. Cyr. 8. 2. 27“ὁ δὲ μὴ νικῶν τοῖς μὲν νικῶσιν ἐφθόνει.” ἐξωθήσομεν, thrust him out of the honourable place which he has fairly wo<*> The fut. “ὠθήσω” occurs also in Eur. Cycl. 592, Ar. Eccl. 300, but the ordinary future of “ὠθέω” is “ὤσω” (as if from “ὤθω”). τοὺς ὄπισθεν: a metaphor from rear and front rank suits the speaker. Cp. Her. 8. 89(describing the confusion in the Persian fleet at Salamis), “οἱ ὄπισθε τεταγμένοι ἐς τὸ πρόσθε τῇσι νηυσὶ παριέναι πειρώμενοι”.
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