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Τῆς Ἀτ. ἐς Οἰνόην—for order cf. c. 21, 1, 25, 3.

Οἰνόην—there were two roads to Attica, the one a bad one by the coast, the other an inland one, leading over Cithaeron by the Pass of the Oak's Heads (Δρυὸς Κεφαλαί) and passing Eleutherae, which is probably the site of Oenoe. In any case Oenoe was on the frontier between Attica and Boeotia and just where the road from Athens and Eleusis branched off, one way to Plataea, the other to the Peloponnese.

ὡς ἐκαθέζοντο —the imperfect implies a prolonged stay. Cf. c. 19, and see c. 3, 1.

προσβολὰς—the siege was preliminary to the invasion. See 19, 1.

παρεσκευάζοντο—for the omission of ὡς with the participle, cf. c. 91, 1.

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