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αἰεί—as Kruger says, this belongs to the partic, and the verb alike.

τῆς τάφρου—for this outer trench see c. 24, 2.

παρὰ τὸ τεῖχος—‘by the wall,’ on the outside.

κωλυτὴς γίγνοιτο—a favourite periphrasis with Thuc., especially with nouns in -της; examples occur in ec. 2, 40, 58, 59; with διδάσκαλος c. 42; with ἡγεμών c. 105.

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