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μεταχειρίζω—referring to what Nicias said in c. 12, 2. The active is an Ionic use.

τὰ δυνατώτατα—viz. Argos, Elis, and Mantiuea in 420 B.C.

ὑμῖν—belongs to ξυστήσας=ὑμῶν ξυμμάχους ἐποίησα (Isocr. 16, 15) as well as to κινδύνου κ. δ.

κινδύνου—Alc. is described v. 52 as taking with him to the Pel. only a few Ath. hoplites and archers.

ἐς μίαν ἡμέραν—‘in one day’: cf. Aristoph. Pax 366 ἐξόλωλας . . εἰς αὐτίκα μάλα, answering εἰς τίν᾽ ἡμέραν; to be joined with ἀγωνίσασθαι, which is governed by κατέστησα—‘I made them fight.’

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