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τοῦ μ. οἰκοδομήματος—after ἐπὶ μέγα, which = μέγα μέρος and replaces the accus, after κατέσεισε, as in IV. 100 it replaces a nom., ἐσεσιδήρωτο ἐπὶ μέγα τοῦ ἄλλου ξύλου. κατὰ —‘by.’ Cf. c. 99, 1. Aeschin. 2, 124 εἰσπλεῖν κατὰ τὸν ποταμόν. κατέσεισε—‘shook.’ ἄλλας—sc. προσῆγον. καὶ δοκοὺς—the rel. sentence is changed to a principal; this is due to the length of the second clause. ἀπὸ τῆς τομῆς ἑ. —‘at both ends,’ sc. τῶν δοκῶν. This belongs to ἀρτήσαντες, as also does ἀπὸ κεραιῶν, stout poles, like a ship's yard-arm, made fast to the wall and projecting from it above the siege engines. ἀνελκύσαντες—on the double partic. with ἀφίεσαν, see c. 15, 2. ἐγκαρσίας—at an angle to the μηχαναί, χαλαραῖς—‘by letting the chains go.’ διὰ χειρὸς—c. 13, 2. τὸ προέχον—‘the point.’ ἐμβολῆς—‘head’ of the ram.
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