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καὶ Συρακοσίουςand so he knew that by their unexpected boldness in resisting the A. fleet, the S. would gain much more through the amazement with which their conduct would strike the enemy, than they would lose by their inferiority to the A. in naval skill.

πλέον τι—in II. 11 both πλέον τι and ἀμελέστερόν τι are found; the τι indefinitely inereasing the range of the adv. μᾶλλόν τι is common.

τὸ τοιοῦτον—such conduct as has been described; a regular use of τοιοῦτος, very eommon in Aristotle, and a cause of obscurity in his style.

ἐπιστήμῃ . . . ἀπειρίαν—stock antithesis in Thuc.

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