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ἃ μὲν ἐπράσσετο—‘the design failed, because Alc. . . knowing that he would be banished, gave information about the plot, of which he had knowledge.’ τούς τε ἄνδρας—i.e. τοὺς μηνυθέντας. πρότερον—before the Athentans arrived. ἐπεκράτουν—the subject is suddenly narrowed down from the Messenians at large (οἱ δέ) to the party favourable to Syr. (οἱ ταῦτα βουλόμενοι).
περί—as in I. 117 ἡμέρας περὶ τεσσάρας καὶ δέκα. But this use of περί to denote the appioximate period is not common. It does not occur in the orators, nor in Aristoph. προυχώρει—a favourite word with Thue. for ‘to succeed.’ ὅρια καί—on the MSS. Θρᾳκας see crit. note. ὅρια are, according to Stahl, protected places for the storage of arms and baggage. Hesych. explains ὅρια as τείχισμα, φραγμός. Others understand ὅρια as ‘docks,’ νεώρια.
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