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ἐκ Πύλου—the A. had occupied Pylus in 425 B.C. They had formed an alliance with Argos and Mantinea in 420. ὅσον κτλ—‘only just to land on L. territory in arms.’ For ὅσον μόν ον cf. Aristoph. Vesp. 1288 ὅσον δὲ μόνον εἰδέναι: IV. 16 ὅσα μὴ ἀποβαίνοντας, ‘except disembarking.’ The phrase ξὺν ὅπλοις is an old military expression, this and ξὺν (τοῖς) θεοῖς being the only phrases with ξύν that are common in Attic, except Xenophou. Ἐπίδαυρον—ravaged by the A. in 424, and again in 413. Πρασιάς—P. had already suffered severely in the war. Aristoph. Pax 242 ἰὼ Πρασιαὶ τρισάθλιαι καὶ πεντάκις. εὐπροφάσιστον κτλ—‘brought it about that the L. had a better excuse for alleging against the A. that they were defending themselves.’ Φλειασίαν—Phlius was in alliance with Sparta.
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