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Λευκάδος—Gylippus and Pythen had left the Cor. here with filteen ships, and had sailed out with four, hoping to prevent Italy from joining Athens, but despairing of Sicily.

ὡς εἶχον τάχους—cf. c. 57 ως ἑκαστοι τῆς ξυντυχίας ἔσχον. VI. 97 ὡς ἕκαστος τάχους εἶχε. Tac. Ann. 15.53ut quisque audentiae habuisset accurrerunt” is a conscions imitation of this. Xen. Hel. 4.5.15 ὡς τάχους . εἶχε. Herod. VI. 116 ὡς ποδῶν εἶχον.

ἀφικνεῖται—having entered by the Little Harbour (called Laccrus), eluding the A. fleet which commanded the Great Harbour.

μέλλοντας ἐκκλησιάσειν—there is no evidence to prove that ‘it was the very day,’ as Freeman says, ‘which had been fixed for the discussion.’ Thuc. only says that they intended to discuss the question of peace.

Λακ. ἀποστειλάντων—Krüger notes that the gen. abs. is often thus placed qualifying a verb. Cf. V. 4 τρίτος αὐτὸς Ἀθηναίων πεμπόντων ἐξέπλευσε.

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