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ἐπιγιγνομένου—used of natural phenomena, whether ordinary or unexpected.

ἡγεῖτοἡγεμὼν is the regular word for a Spartan king or regent in the field, and for the supreme commander of any foreign expedition.

Ἀρχιδάμου—had died in 427 B.C

πρῶτον μὲν . . . ἔπειτα—Thue. has πρῶτον (πρῶταμὲν . . ἔπειτα twenty-eight times, while he adds δὲ only eight times. If καὶ follows ἔπειτα, δὲ is regulaily added, even if πρῶτον is without μέν.

τὰ περὶ τὸ πεδίονthe country about the (Attic) plain

κατὰ πόλεις διελόμενοι—a common practice.

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