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ἐγγύταταἐγγύς is used four times in these opening chapters in plaee of the ordinary μάλιστα. This use is found nowhere else.

Ἀκράγαντα—Girgenti, ‘fairest of mortal cities,’ καλλίστα βροτεᾶν πολίων, Φερσεφὀνας ἕδος (Pind. Pyth. XII. 1). It was destroyed by the Carthaginians in 406, but restored subsequently. The river from which the town was named is S. Biagio, the smaller of two streams that flow into the sea through one mouth.

ὀνομάσαντες . . ποιήσαντες . . δόντες—these aorists do not refer to things that occurred before the action of the main verb, ᾤκισαν, but express merely the manner of the foundation. That this is so is elear from δόντες. (Cf. Forbes, Thuc. I. 2 p. 143.) νόμιμα δέμέν . . δἐ . . δἐ serve rather to co-ordinate the details than to contrast them.

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