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ὡς—in such a manner as would give them the advantage according to what they had learned from the former battle. 8-9. τι πλέον . . . σχήσοντες—cf. πλέον τί ἐστι with dat., and πλέον τι ποιεῖν. Cf. on § 5, ἐνεῖδον=to learn by experience in action. ξυντεμόντες ἐς ἔλασσον—shortening. ἀντήριδας ἀπ᾽ αὐτῶν—stays of timber which extended from the cat-heads through the sides of the ship, and projected nine feet both ways, inside and outside. τοῖχος—wall of a building: τεῖχος wall of a town. For a similar distinction cf τέμαχος slice of fish: τόμος slice of meat. πρῴραθεν—with ἐπισκευασάμενοι, strengthening them at the prow.
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