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οἱ ξυμ. πλὴν Κορινθίων—the relations between Corinth and Sparta since the Peace of Nicias, early in 421, had been somewhat complicated: Corinth stood ont of the Peace. Autnmn of 421, Corinth initiated a new leagne under Argos, v. 27, on the ground that Sparta was arming at ‘enslaving the Peloponnese.’ In May 420 Athens concluded an alliance with Argos, Elis, and Mantinea; from this Corinth held aloof, v. 48, and was inclined to join Sparta. In 418 Corinth joined Sparta against Argos, v. 58. But Corinth was never a cordial ally of Sparta after 421.

τὴν Ἀργείαν—in June 417 there had been a democratic revolution at Argos, which had then again joined Athens. In the antumn of both 417 and 416 the Spartans had invaded Argos.

τινα—Stahl takes this with σῖτον, Clas. with ζεύγη. If it be genuine (see crit. note), it probably belongs to σῖτον. ζ. κομίσαντες ‘having brought waggons (for the purpose).’

Ὀρνεάς—formerly an ally of Argos, but occupied by Sparta as a fort (ἐπιτείχισμα) from which to threaten Argos. For the capture of Orneae cf. Aristoph. Av. 395.

φυγάδας—oligarehs who fled at the time of the revolution at Argos, and had since been living at Phlius.

παρακαταλιπόντες—a ἅπαξ λεγ.

ὥστε—‘on condition that,’ a use of ὥστε and infin. common in Thuc., who uses ἐφ̓ , ἐφ̓ ᾧτε only with fut. indie. Cf. M. T. § 110.

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