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εἴκοσι καὶ ἑκατόν—if the text is right, Thuc. reckons in the case of Boeotia from Oropus, which belonged to Athens and from which ran the road to Decelea and Athens, through the demes of Aphidna and Cephisia. Otherwise the distance would be much less. But from ἀπέχει to Βοιωτίας may be spurious, like some others of the geographieal data in Thuc. [καὶ οὐ π. πλέον]—or not much more; but καὶ added in B is prob. only a correction. When an adscript is brought into the text, it is frequently joined on with καί. ἐπὶ δὲ τῷ—for the control of, iu speaking of forts, etc., which by their position threaten a locality; e.g V. 7 ἐθεᾶτο τὴν θέσιν τῆς πόλεως ἐτὶ Θράκῃ ὡς ἔχοι. Cf the Château Gaillard. τοῖς κρατίστοις—the richest parts, the soil of Attica as a whole not being rich. The land about Cephisia is noted for its vegetation. ἐς τὸ κακουργεῖν—with ᾠκοδομεῖτο, expressing purpose. Cf. Dem. 31.13 παρεσκεύασεν εἰς τὸ λέγειν τι δοκεῖν.
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