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ὡς ἐφ᾽ ἤλθομενand so, as concerns the original object of the expedition, consider that, etc. ὡς with gen. abs. is often used thus with διανοοῦμαι and such words See M.T. 918. Plat. Rep. 523C ὡς ἐγγύθεν ὁρμωμένους λέγοντός μου διανοοῦ.

οὕτω τὴν γνώμην ἔχετε—cf. Dem. 18.291 οὐχ ὡς ἂν εὔνους καὶ δίκαιος πολίτης ἔσχε τὴν γνώμην. A patriot's part is to deplore the misfortune of his country, but not to attack the statesmen unless they are really culpable.

ἀνταρκούντων . . . δέον—the change is necessary because the 2nd partie. is impersonal. Cf. 25, 9 ὄντων . . . διαπεπολεμησόμενον.

μεταπέμπειν . . . ἐπιπέμπειν—paronomasia, as II. 60.1 κακοτυχῶν ἐν εὐτυχούσῃ, 98.3 ἀπεγίγνετο μὲν οὐδέν, προσεγίγνετο δέ. (It is one of the σχήματα λέξεως first taught by Gorgias.)

ἀδύνατος—recalling the technical term for οἱ τὸ σῶμα πεπηρωμένοι at Athens.

πολλὰ . . . ὑμᾶς εὖ ἐποίησα—rather unusual for πολλὰ ὑμᾶς ἀγαθὰ ἐποίησα. Dem. 19.41, quoting Philip, ἡλίκα τὴν πόλιν εὖ ποιήσω; Dem. 19.220 μείζον᾽ κατ᾽ Ἀμφίπολιν εὖ ποιήσειν τὴν πόλιν. It was one of the stock devices of orators to dwell on their services to the state.

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μέλλετε—sc. πράσσειν.

μὴ ἐς ἀναβολὰς πράσσετεHerod. VIII. 21 οὐκέτι ἐς ἀναβολὰς ἐποιεῦντο τὴν ἀναχώρησιν; Isocr. Ep. 1.10 δηλώσομεν δ᾽ οὐκ εἰς ἀναβολάς Cf. οὐκ ἐς μακράν.

τὰ μὲν ἐν Σικελίᾳhelp in S.

δι᾽ ὀλίγου ποριουμένωνwill quiekly obtain. δι᾽ ὀλίγου is common in Thuc., both temporal and local. Dem. 19.186 χρόνος ἐν ποριοῦνται ὧν ἂν δέωνται.

σχολαίτερον μέν—sc. ποριουμένων.

τὰ μὲν λήσουσιν—sc. πορισάμενοι, and so with φθήσονται. There is anacoluthon here, the partie. ποριουμένων being replaced by the finite λήσουσι, φθήσονται. Cf. II. 47.3 λεγόμενον μὲν . . . οὐ μέντοι ἐμνημον εύετο

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