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Κόνων—the admiral and statesman who opposed Thrasybulus at the end of the war. After Aegospotami he lived in exile in Cyprus. In 394 he won the battle of Cnidus after which he rebuilt the walls of Athens. He was probably sent to Naupactus in 414.

κατοκνοῦσι—the MSS. καταλυουσι is not appropriate, because there could be no question of bringing the war to an end, since the fortification of Decelea. (Classen's explanation is that war was not yet declared between Αthens and the Peloponnesians. But, if not, between whom is πόλεμος? It certainly had not been declared between the Corinthian ships and the A. squadron.)

πέμπειν—the request points to the decline of Athenian naval supremacy.

ὡς . . . οὔσαςeven the partic. of personal verbs sometimes stand with their nouns in the accus. abs. . . if they are preceded by ὡς or ὥσπερ. M.T. 853.

δυοῖν δεούσας εἴκοσι — the number of A. ships at Naupactus was generally twenty.

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