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αὐτοῖς—the Syr.

καθῖσαν—notice the angment of καθίζω as it is used in old Attic.

ἐς χωρίον ἐπιτήδειον—the position is determined by the description, and recent authorities are in substantial agreement. South of the Anapus lies a plateau, bounded on the west by the marsh round the Cyane, on the east by the harbour. The camp lay on this plateau, SE. of the Olympieium. On one side —the west and north-west—it was covered by the marsh round the Cyane and the trees and buildings that intervened between the camp and the temple, which was held by the Syracusans; north, it was protected by the cliffs running from the temple to the sea.

μάχης ἄρξειν—‘be the first to fight,’ i.e. give battle only when he chose.

ἐν τῷ ἔργῳ—‘during the engagement.’

παρὰ δὲ τό—see c. 45 πρὸς δὲ τούς.

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