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τοσαῦταhaec tantum, the regular word after a short speech instead of τοιαῦτα. εἴ τι ἄρα—c. 5, 1.

τι μᾶλλον—not for μᾶλλόν τι, but τι belongs to ἐνδοῖεν, as below, οὐδὲν ἐνδωσείουσι.

οὐδ᾽οὐδέ, μηδέ, sometimes as here = nedum ‘much less.’

τὸ κοινὸν—the βουλὴ and ἐκκλησία. ἦν ... νενικηκυῖα —except with this periphrasis in the perfect passive and middle forms, the tense of εἰμὶ must precede the participle, and is emphatic, representing a state of things existing at the time referred to, Cf. c. 67 ἦν ... πολιορκοῦν, 80 ἦσαν ... ξυμπροθυμούμενοι, 93 ἦν προφυλάσσον. Then the participle often resembles an adjective.

κήρυκα ... προσδέχεσθαι—a formal expression for breaking off all political relations. Cf. V, 80..

ἐκτὸς ὅρων—without article, as a local expression, akin to ἐν ἄστει. Rutherford, Syntax, p. 4.

τὸ λοιπὸν— with πρεσβεύεσθαι. ἀναχωρήσαντας—i.e. retire before thinking of sending any more. The participle is emphatic.

διαλύσεσθαι—‘part from his escort.’

τοσόνδε— ‘merely this.’

ὅτι—this convenient form of quasi-oblique speech, where the speaker's actual words follow ὅτι, is colloquial and limited to prose.

ἥδε ἡμέρα—Aristoph. Pax 435 εὐχόμεσθα τὴν νῦν ἡμέραν Ἕλλησιν ἄρξαι πᾶσι πολλῶν κἀγαθῶν. Verg. Aen. IV. 169ille dies primus leti, primusque malorum causa fuit.

ἔγνω—ingressive, ‘learnt.’

ἐνδωσείουσι—though Cobet and Sta. reject this, it is more probable than ἐνδώσουσι, since πω is not used with future, and Archidamus' object was to find out what the Athenians were now intending.

οὕτω δὴ—like τότε δή, gives the decisive moment. Cf. c. 19.

μέρος—of infantry. So the Boeotians did not supply cavalry only. See c. 9, 3.

λειπομένοις—for the present, see c. 2, 4.

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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 4.169
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