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ὅπως—by far the commonest final particle in Thuc., and rather commoner than ἵνα in Xen. In all other authors ἵνα very greatly predominates. (See table in M.T. p. 398.) ὰλλοσε—esp. to Labdalum. πέμψας—back by the way by which he had come. τὸ φρούριον—as Gyl. intended to build his cross-wall along the north of Epipolae, it was necessary first to get possession of Labdalum. τὸ Λάβδαλον—in III. 97 the name means the neighbourhood so called, but here it is the fort built there. Nicias had made no use of L., and did not even keep up proper communications with it. After Gyl. had passed it, it should have been abandoned αἱρεῖ καὶ . . . ἀπέκτεινεν—cf. II. 67 ξυλλαμβάνει . . . καὶ ἐκέλευσεν; 69 ἀποθνῄσκει . . . καὶ διέφθειρε. οὐκ ἐπιφανὲς—because the ridge on which the fort stood was lower than the centre of Epipolae.
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