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Νικίου . γνώμη—(1) to reconcile Selinus and Segesta, (2) then to sail round the coast—but to risk nothing.

ἐφ̓ ὅπερ—‘for which object.’ Thuc. often uses the neut. thus in a parenthesis.

μάλιστα—the primary object, at least nominally. In VII. 11 Nicias says Συρακοσίονς ἐφ̓ οὒς ἐπέμφθημεν. ἠτήσαντοἘγεσταῖοι. See c. 8, 1.

δἰ ὀλίγου—of time; c. 11, 4.

τῇ πόλει—with κινδυνεύειν, which depends on ἦν γνώμη.

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