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ἐτείχιζον τὸν κρημνόν—‘they proceeded to build a wall on the cliff,’ not ‘built a wall along the cliff,’ as Classen. This is the short piece of wall that ran from the κύκλος to the Portella del Fusco, and is more accurately described in § 3 as τὸ πρὸς τὸν κρημνόν. (Arnold, Grote, and Freeman understand ‘they fortified a point on the cliff,’ and assume that Nicias subsequently filled in the space between this new fort and the κύκλος with a wall which Thuc. does not mention. They increase the difficulty by placing the κύκλος too far north. Lupus, Stahl, and Fr. Muller read <ἐς> τὸν κρημνόν, but this is not necessary when the κύκλος is rightly placed, the distance now built being so short that the wall ‘to the cliff’ can be fairly called a wall ‘on the cliff.’） ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἕλους—Lysimeleia, now Pantanelli. τῶν Ἐπιπολῶν depends on ταύτῃ. διὰ τοῦ ὁμαλοῦ—a lower level than Epipolae, but not so low as the marsh.
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