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Ἀλκιβιάδης—(1) to form alliances with the Siceliots and Sieels, and encourage the subjects of Syracuse to revolt; (2) then attack Syracuse and Selmus, unless they complied with the demands made of them. ἔχωσι—‘obtain’ from them. See crit. note. ̣σχῶσι. Μεσσηνίους—c. 4, 6. πόρῳ ‘passage,’ προσβολῇ ‘approach.’ ἐφόρμησιν—a point from which to watch the enemy. κατοικίζειν—subject ‘the Athenians.’ Observe that the plan of Alcibiades would afford him great opportunities for the employment of diplomacy, in which he excelled.
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