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Ἐς ἀπόδειξιν τοῦ περιέσεσθαι—cf. c. 56 ἐς ἐλπίδα ἦλθον τοῦ ἑλεῖν, and for the rare future infinitive with article, I. 144, 1.

τῷ πολέμῳ—the dative is temporal. Cf. c. 20 ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἐσβολῆ̣. It is however rarely that ἐν is omitted with a noun used temporally which is not properly temporal.

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