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Οὔτε ... τε—the two results, like the two causes, are introduced by parallel clauses.

ἔπεμπον κελεύοντες—c. 6, 2.


Οἱ Π. καὶ οἱ ξ.—the former=those sent with Cnemus, the latter the Ambraciots and barbarians. See c. 9, 2.

λόγοις ... ἔργῳ—the antithesis gives a good idea of their confidence that they would succeed.


Μέσον—art. omitted, as with δεξιὸν κέρας. προσ- ῇσαν—i.e. ᾗσαν πρὸς την πόλιν.


Διὰ φυλακῆς .—cf. c. 13, 2, but here ἔχειν is intrans., as in VII. 8, 3.

ἀξιούμενοι—‘considered,’

οὔτ᾽ ἐπέσχον —sc. τὸν νοῦν, ‘had no intention.’ This description is slightly sarcastic.

τὸ στρατόπεδον—i.e. the camp which they had arranged to form, 2 above.

καταλαβεῖν—‘occupy,’ establish themselves in, as III. 31 τῶν πόλεων καταλαβεῖν τινα. (According to Behrendt's conjecture, the sense would be ‘did not pause in their effort to occupy Stratus before the Greeks’; τὸ belonging to the infin., cf. VII. 33, 3 ἐπέσχον τὸ εὐθέως ἐπιχειρεῖν.)

αὐτοβοεὶ—noted by Marcellinus as ἀρχαιότερον τῶν κατ᾽ αὐτὸν χρόνων. Cf. c. 77, 3 φακέλους.


Ἔτι προσιόντας—i.e. that they had not halted, like the Greeks. Cf. ἔτι προσελθεῖν below and c. 21, 1.

ὁμοίως —‘as they had intended.’

ὁμόσε χωρήσαντες—c. 62, 3.


Καταστάντων—i.e. τῶν Χαόνων καὶ τῶν ἄλλων. M. T. 848.


Οἰηθῆναι—sc. τοὺς Ἕλληνας. For the change of sub- ject, cf. c. 3, 4.

καταληψομένους—sc. τοὺς βαρβάρους.


Ἐνέκειντοκατὰ κράτος ἔφευγον. Schol. The word, generally used of the pursuing party, well expresses the eagerness with which the barbarians rushed upon the lines of the Greeks.

ἀνελάμβανον—as they arrived in scattered bodies.

ἄνευ . κινηθῆναι—without arms they could not stir, and even ξὺν ὅπλοις it was dangerous for small foraging parties.

τοῦτο ποιεῖν—i.e. σφενδονᾶν. Cf. c. 11, 8.

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