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οἱ Μεσσήνιοι—strangely placed in the middle of the gen. abs., but the order is not without parallel. Messena commands the strait between Sicily and Italy, and was therefore a valuable acquisition.

πιστὰ παρασχόμενοι—‘giving trustworthy assurances.’ πιστά is to be taken as pred., not as substantive.

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