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διεσώθησαν—aor. as plup., a common idiom in parenthesis.

τείχη—built by Corcyra to protect its territory on the mainland against the neighbouring tribes, Chaones and Thesprotians.

ἐλήζοντο—viz. the fertile central part of the island, ἐξειργασμένη παγκάλως καὶ πεφυτευμένη χώρα, as Xenophon calls it (Hell. VI 2, 6).

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