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φακέλους—an archaism, according to Marcellinus' life of Thuc. 52. It is found in Herod., Hippocrates, once in Eur., and in later authors.

παρέβαλλον—‘threw side by side.’

τοῦ τείχους—the wall that had been raised, τὸ μέγα οἰκοδόμημα. The object was to set fire to the wood-work of the superstructure. Cf. c. 75, 5.

τῆς ἄλλης—after ὅσον. πόλεως—inside the wall, the space between it and the new μηνοειδὲς τεῖχος.

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