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Κιθαιρῶνος—the town lay at the N. foot of Cithaeron.

ἐκατέρωθεν—sc. τοῦ χώματος, on both sides the mound was strengthened by planks crossing one another at right angles.

ἀντὶ τοίχων—cf. c. 3, 3. The mound did not run all round the town, and its purpose was to support the siege engines.

ὑλὴν—‘loose wood’) (ξύλα, timber.

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