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ἁπλῶς—with κατέδυ, absolutely. (Holden takes this with οὐδεμία, but there is no reason for emphasising this.)

ἑπτὰ δέ τινες—the τινες shows he was not certain of the exact number.

ἐμβαλλόμεναι—technically the ἐμβολὴ was a charge broadside with the ἔμβολον; προσβολὴ a charge prow to prow.

ἐπωτίδαςτὰ ἑκατέρωθεν πρῴρας ἐξέχοντα ξύλα, Schol. The anchors hung from them.

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