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Ἐπιδαύρου = E. Limera, in Laconia. There are ruins of the town. The A. had ravaged it in 414, and thus broken the terms of the peace. Πρασιῶν—also in Laconia, and ravaged at the same time as Epidaurus. It had been destroyed by the A. in 430. It suffered severely, and its fate is a proof how effective the method of Pericles was. τῶν κατὰ τὰς σπονδὰς ἀ.—about disputed points in the treaty of 421, after περί του ἐπιτρέπειν—Pollux says ἡ δίαιτα (arbitration) ἐκαλεῖτο ἐπιτροπή. τότε δὴ—co-ordinate with ἐπειδὴ above, introducing the decisive moment. σφίσι—the subject of the perf. or pluperf. pass. not being personal, the agent is necessarily in dative. ἡμάρτητο—cf. Plat. Rep. 544D ἡμαρτημένας πόλεις. τὸ αὐτὸ—rendering τὸ παρανόμημα still clearer. The sentence of which this section consists is in every way a model of style, and will repay careful attention. περιεστάναι—shifted round like a wheel, as Cicero says of politics orbis reipublicae cst convcrsus (ad At. II. 9）
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