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πρὸς τὴν ἑαυτῶν ἐπιστήμηνin accordance with. according to the standard of ‘their science and strength.’ πρός=pro

ἐπεχείρουν—‘proceeded to attack.


καθ᾽ ὅσον . . . αὐτοῦ=κατὰ τοσοῦτο αὐτοῦ ὅσον . . . ἑώρα ‘at that part which faced the city.’ Gylippus would attack the inner side of the A. lines, the troops from the Olympieium the outer side. ὸρᾶν πρὸς=spectare ad. For οἱ ἀπὸ τοῦ . see c. 4.6.

γυμνητεία = οἱ γυμνῆτες. They were armed with swords. So Eur. Andr. 1119 uses ἀτευχὴς of one who has laid aside his weapons of defence, but retains his sword.

προσῄει—attracted into the number of γυμνητεία.

οἰόμενοι—the sentence would be more symmetrical with ᾤοντο.

ἐπὶ τὰ τείχηmounting on the walls.

ἱππέας—Freeman remarks that it is strange that we hear nothing of the A. cavalry.

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    • Euripides, Andromache, 1119
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