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τὸν δ᾽ οὖν—return to the story.

πείρασιν—for πεῖραν, Thuc. being fond of abstracts in -σις.

ἐπαγγείλαντες—subject, Hippias and Hipparchus.

κανοῦν οἴσουσαν—cf. Ath. Pol. c. 18 μέλλουσαν αὐτοῦ τὴν ἀδελφὴν κανηφοροῦν Παναθηναίοις ἐκώλυσεν. The two authorities thus disagree about the occasion of the insult, which in the Ath. Pol is immediately followed by the revenge, whereas in Thuc. there is an interval.

μὴ ἀξίαν—the κανηφόροι were, according to Philochorns ap. Harpocration, αἱ ἐν ἀξιώματι παρθένοι τῶν ἀστῶν καὶ τῶν εὐγενῶν.

Παναθἡναια—Gardner and Jevons, p. 287. ἐν ὅπλοιςξὺν ὅπλοις is often used in this sense. According to Ath. Pol. this story about the arms is wrong, οὐ γὰρ ἔπεμπον τότε μεθ̓ ὅπλων, ἀλλ̓ ὕστερον τοῦτο κατεσκεύασεν δῆμος.

αὐτούς—Harmodius and A. )(

ἐκείνους ‘their confederates.’

τὰ πρὸς τοὺς δ—accus. of respect.

ἔχοντάς γε—causal.

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