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πλῆθος—of superior numbers, as often.

ἡσυχάζομεν—regular word to denote abstention from hostile operations. So quiescere.

μέρος τι—the addition of τι indefinitely extends the force of μέρος.

ὥστε μὴ εἶναι—the infin. with ὥστε here expresses something which has actually occurred (it being the natural result), as in II. 4 τὰς πύλας ἔκλῃσεν ὥστε μηδὲ ταύτῃ ἔτι ἔξοδον εἶναι. The more energetic indic. construction with ὤστε is far commoner in Xenophon and the Orators than in Herod., Thuc. and Tragedy.

περιτειχίσαι αὐτούς—he might have said περιτείχισιν αὐτῶν. Cf. IV. 131 οὐκ ἐγίγνετο σφῶν περιτείχισις.

ἐπελθὼνattack, here with accus., παρατείχισμα being common object to partic. and verb.

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