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Περαιώσειν—‘send them across.’ No subject is given for ἔμελλον, but ‘Sitalces and Sadocus’ has to be supplied from the context.

πρὶν ἐσβαίνειν—generally πρὶν takes aor. infin.; the pres. means ‘before the embarkation began.’

καὶ ἐκέλευσεν—sc. τοὺς πεμφθέντας. He ‘had given orders’ before the expedition started.

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