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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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