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τῇ ἐπἀλξει—collective, as in II. 13. So Livy 23.16.8 uses vallum ferre for vallos f.

ἐφ᾽ ὅπλοις πουat camping-stations here and there. ὅπλα are military posts within the city, as distinct from τὸ τεῖχος, which stands for the fortifications generally, being used collectively. (One must agree with Muller-Strnbing that που is whimsical and poor. If it is genuine, Thuc. is at fault.)

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