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οὐκέτι ἐν καταλήψει ἐφαίνετο—sc. ὁ Ἀλκίδας, ‘was clearly no longer to be caught’; cf. VI. 60 ὡς οὐκ ἐν παύλῃ ἐφαίνετο (τὸ πρᾶγμα). (I do not venture to disturb this traditional explanation; but I think it possible that Paches is the subject of ἐφαίνετο, and that ἐν κ. ἐ. means ‘was clearly likely to catch him’; cf. c. 15 ἐν καρποῦ ξυγκομιδῇ ἦσαν.) μετεώροις—sc. ταῖς Ἀλκίδου ναυσίν. οὐδαμοῦ ἐγκαταληφθεῖσαι . . παρασχεῖν—‘they were not caught any where and (so) compelled to entrench themselves and to cause the Athenians the trouble of guarding and blockading them.’ For παρέχειν with words denoting trouble cf. VII. 70 ἔκπληξίν τε καὶ ἀποστέρησιν τῆς ἀκοῆς παρέχειν, and πράγματα π.
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