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δίδραχμοι—half a drachma a day was the ordinary pay for a hoplite: here it is one drachma for the hoplite and one for his servant. ἐλάμβανε—we should expect ἕκαστος ἐλάμβανον or ἐλάμβανεν. It is the omission of a singular subject to which the verb is attracted that is remarkable: edd. note that this omission is frequent in Herod. ὧν οὐκ ἐλάσσους—when Potidaea revolted in 432 B.C., 3000 Athenian hoplites had been sent to besiege it. It seems that the permanent force was maintained at this number throughout the siege. οἳ προαπῆλθον—these 1600 had been sent to blockade Potidaea from the south (I. 64) soon after the revolt. They were withdrawn from Chalcidice before the place fell. τὸν αὐτὸν μισθόν—viz. one drachma per man, or double the ordinary wage (VI. 31). τοσαῦται δή—referring still to the παραπλησίαι καὶ ἔτι πλείους (§ 1); so that the digression extends to the end of the chapter.
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