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οἱ μὲν . . οἱ δέ—partitive apposition.

ἐπικούρους Ἀρκάδων—i.e. Arcadian μισθοφόροι. They served as mercenaries already in the Persian wars, and are familiar as such in the expedition of the Ten Thousand. The mercenaries must have been in the service of Pissuthnes.

ἐν διατειχίσματι—a place divided by a wall from the rest of the town. διατειχίζειν is ‘to separate by a wall.’ With the force from Pissuthnes came also the pro-Persian party from Colophon, which was now part of the citizen body cf Notium.

ὑπεξελθόντες τούτους—for the accus. Kiuger quotes Eurip. frag. Alcmene ὅμως ἀγῶνα τόνδε δεῖ μ᾽ ὑπεκδραμεῖν.

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