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Κατὰ Ἀκαρνανίαν—‘opposite.’ Cf. Aristoph. Ran. 626 κατ᾽ ὀφθαλμοὺς = coram te. A rare use.

τετράπολις— the Samaeans were the most important, and in ancient times gave their name to the state. In Od. I. 246 Cephallenia is ealled Same, in IV. 671 Samos.

Παλῆς—the names of the people are given instead of the cities. Cf. c. 9, 4.

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