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τοῦτο—referring to what precedes. ἀπωλλύμεθα—Plataea was burnt by Xerxes. The rendering ‘we were all but destroyed’ is borne out by other passages; e.g. Andoc. de Myst. § 41. ἐν—as in κρίνεσθαι έν ἀγῶνας—‘hazards.’ τότε—referring to the siege of Plataea, τότε being frequently used of a well-known occasion.
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