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Ἐπὶ πλέον—c. 35, 3. Thuc. uses this expression about a dozen times in this sense (μᾶλλον). πονούμενον—cf. c. 49, 3. ἐν τῷ θαρσαλέῳ εἶναι—cf. c. 60 ἐν ἴσῳ (εἶναι), III. 22, 6 ἐν ἀπόρῳ εἶναι, and many others. κούφης—‘vain,’ because ἂν διαφθαρῆναι implies ‘if they fell ill with any other disease.’ They fancied that they could only die of old age. ὑπ᾽ ἄλλου .. διαφθαρῆναι—see on c. 47, 4.
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