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τούς τε Ἱμεραίους—co-ordinate with καὶ τοὺς Σελινουντίους ἐκέλευον. καὶ αὐτούς—the καὶ is epexegetic, introducing the explanation of ξυμπολεμεῖν. ἀνείλκυσαν—so that the oarsmen were available as infantry. τοὺς Σ. πέμψαντες ἐκέλευον—observe (1) that when a partie. and verb apply to a common object, the object follows the constr. required by the partic., (2) that πέμπω is a regular exception to this rule in such phrases as κήρυκα, πρέσβεις, ἀποίκους, πἐμψαντες, as they are so frequently used absolutely that the object is generally not accommodated to the partic. at all: cf. II. 27 τὴν Αίγιναν πέμψαντες εποίκους έχειν: VIII. 40 Ἀστύοχον πέμψαντες ἐκέλευον. Contrast c. 3 μέρος τι πέμψας πρὸς το φρούριον αἱρεῖ: c. 85 ὲπι τους τριακοσιους πἐμψαντες ξυνέλαβον. πανστρατιᾷ—Selinus only sent ψιλούς τινας καὶ ἱππέας (§ 5), as it was at war with Segesta. (Thuc. is fond of thus contrasting great projects with meagre performances. Cf II. 93.) χωρίον—meanings (1) a strategical position, (2) a farm.
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