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Αἰγινήτας—Athens had been frequently at war with Aegina, the last war being 460-456 B.C., when Aegina surrendered. See I. 67. {


τῷ αὐτῷ θ—Cl. shows that Thuc. always inserts ἐν in this phrase. Otherwise he uses the gen.

αὐτούς τε—‘brutale applieation du droit du plus fort.’ M. Henry.

οὐχ ἥκιστα—with αἰτίους. [τῇ Π. ἐπικειμένην]—had this been the object Athens would have directed her attacks on Peloponnese from Aegina; but we hear nothing of this.

ἐποίκους—i.e. κληρούχους. This measure was certain to make Pericles very popular.

καὶ— ‘and so.’

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