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ἐκλιποῦσα μὲν . . ἐγένετο δέ—c. 81, 4. τὸ παντάπασιν—this curious phrase, occurring only here, is to be compared with τὸ παράπαν.
μᾶλλον ἐκάκωσε—no doubt this passage was written before the disastrous Sicilian Expedition of 415 B.C.
ἐκ τῶν τάξεων—i.e. ἐκ καταλόγου, from those liable to serve as hoplites, those of the three higher (Solonian) elasses who wcre on the lists. Men were liable to ordinary service between the ages of 20 and 50. The fourth class—θῆτες— served only in the fleet; these with μέτοικοι and δοῦλοι are included in ὁ ἄλλος ὄχλος. The number of the hoplites on the lists at the beginning of the war was about 15,500. The cavalry numbered 1000.
οἱ—as being well-known. Βοιωτίῳ—the other was in Arcadia.
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