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ἐμοί τε—answered by καὶ αὐτούς. ταλαιπωρία often means the suffering that war or disease brings προβαλλόμενον—‘put forward’; cf. I. 73 τὰ δὲ Μηδικὰ . . αἰεὶ προβαλλομένοις (mid.) ἀνἀγκη λέγειν (a passage which is, I think, misundcrstood by the edd.). εἰ πολέμιός γε κτλ.—we should expect rather to have a general statement: the plea is ‘just as I injured you greatly as an enemy, so I should help you effectually as a friend.’ ὅσῳ—‘inasmuch as’ (oftener with compar. or superl. following). ‘I only conjectured your intentions, whereas I know those of the Athenians.’ διαφερόντων—‘interests.’ βραχεῖ μορίῳ—‘with a small part of your forces.’ μεγάλα is considered by Poppo predicative, by Classen proleptic; but perhaps the order is only due to the antithesis between βραχεῖ and μεγάλα—‘a slender aid to secure great interests’ (Bloomfield’). τὴν μέλλουσαν—referring to the Athenian designs as he had foreshadowed them. τῆς ἁπάσης Ἑλλάδος—he contrasts the mildness of the coming Spartan hegemony with the oppression of the present Athenian Empire. The contrast is of course imaginary. κατ᾽ εὔνοιαν—‘in virtue of their goodwill.’
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