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ἀφικομένης . . ἀγουσῶν—edd. say ἀγουσῶν must be plur. because both ships had πρέσβεις on board. Yet we find pred. in sing. applying to several subjects; I. 42, 1, IV. 31, 2, VI. 31, 1, VII. 44, 6, 58, 4. For the attraction cf. e. 72, 2.

καταστάντων—sc. τῶν πρέσβεων.

ξυγκείμενα—it was a defensive alliance only.

πρότερον means before the convention with Athens, when Corcyra had been on good terms with the Pel., though not in alliance with any one.

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