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[ μέρος]—Intr. p. xliii. κατὰ πόλεις— ‘dividing the space among the different contingents.’ ἐντὸς —i.e. between the circumvallation and the city wall) (ἔξωθεν.
Ἀρκτούρου ἐπιτολάς—ἐπιτολὴ = the first appearance) (ἀνατολὴ = the daily rising. The date is Sept. 18th, the ἑῴα ἐπιτολὴ when A. rises just before sunrise) (ἑσπερία ἐπιτολή, which is in March. Cf. Soph. O. T. 1137 ἐξ ἦρος εἰς ἀρκτοῦρον ἑκμήνους χρόνους. Verg. G. 1, 68.
πλῆθος τὸ ἄ.—c. 2, 2. ἄχρηστον—c. 6, 4. Here οἱ ἄχρηστοι, the general term is distinguished from οἱ πρεσβύτατοι, the particular, and means those whose incapacity was due to other causes than age. ἐγκαταλελειμμένοι—c. 6, 4. Plat. Phaedo, p. 91 C ὥσπερ μἐλιττα τὸ κέντρον ἐγκαταλιπών. σιτοποιοί—pred; so in Lat., Livy, XXI. 30, 8 “advena cultor”; ib. 36 “exercitus tiro”.
τ. οἱ ξύμπαντες—cf. ὁ πᾶς ἀριθμός c. 7, 2. τοιαύτη —pred., with κατεσκευάσθη = τοιαύτη ἦν ἡ τῆς πολιορκίας κατασκευή, these were the arrangements.
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