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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.
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