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παρεσκεύαστο—impers., as often. τηρήσαντες—cf. τηρεῖν ἄνεμον I. 65, τ. πορθμόν (‘passage’) VI. 2. τάφρον—between the town and the τεῖχος. See Introd. p. xix. προσέμειξαν—‘reached.’ ἀνά occurs only twice in Thuc., here and IV. 72: with the temporal use here cf. Herod. VIII. 123 ἀνὰ τὸν πόλεμον τοῦτον. “In the local sense espeeially, but also in the temporal, ἀνά frequently occurs in Homer and Herod. The constr. is eommon in Xenophon, but seems to oceur in no other Attic prose writer” (C. F. Smith). ψόφῳ depends on ἀντιπαταγοῦντος only, κατακουσάντων being absolute, like προϊδόντων. The gen. abs., in spite of the aceus. (φύλακας), is eommon in Gk.
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