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ἐπιχειρητέα εἶναι—cf. I. 118 ἐπιχειρητέα ἐδόκει εἶναι πάσῃ προθυμίᾳ. Plur. neut. forms for sing. are very common in Thuc., especially with verbals.

ξυνελέγοντο—with παρ᾽ ἀλλήλους, διορύσσοντες τοὺς τ.—cf. τοιχωρύχος.

ἁμάξας τε—the conjunction adds a third and important fact, as often.

—sc. αὐτό, what has just been described, the barrier of waggons.

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