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Ἰετὰς—Steph. Byz. says Philistus referred to it as φρούριον Σικελίας; but it is quite unknown.

τότε—Classen refers this to ἐν τῇ παρόδῳ, but as Thuc. never uses τότε with reference to the period implied in a temporal expression, Poppo rightly refers it to οἱ Συρακόσιοι ἐξῆλθον.

τεῖχος . . . τῶν Σικελῶν—the perversion of the natural order adds emphasis to τῶν Σικελῶν. Cf. II. 5.5 ἐν σπονδαῖς σφῶν πειραθέντες καταλαβεῖν τὴν πόλιν, where σφῶν belongs to τὴν πόλιν. Cf. on c. 17.3, 4, and 18, 1.

ἐν τῇ παρόδῳ—So I. 126; cf. ἐν ὁδῷ εἶναι, to be on the road.

ἑλών, καὶ ξυν—when two partic. are joined by καί, the action of the one generally precedes that of the other in time, or gives the cause of it. The former may be the case here. (Hw. and Sta. bracket καί.)

Εὐρὐηλον—it is strange enough that the Syr. should not have established an outpost on the point of the ‘Broad Nail’ in the winter of 415 when the fortifications were extended; but still stranger that G. should have found Euryelus now undefended by the Athenians.

μετὰ τῶν Σ. they had joined him by marching through the open space north of the A. lines.

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