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l. 7

οἵ τε Ἀθηναῖοι ἀνεβεβήκεσαν . . . καὶ Γ. . . . ἐπῄει—cf. II. 59 τε γῆ αὐτῶν ἐτέτμητο τὸ δεύτερον καὶ νόσος ἐπέκειτο. The A. had lately (ἤδη) gone up when Gyl. made his attack; τε . . . καὶ are parataetic and deseribe nearly simultaneous events.

τὸ ἐπὶ θαλάσσῃ—i.e. they had finished the small piece referred to in c. 2.4. Thuc. always writes ἐπὶ θαλάσσῃ, and so the orators unless some particular sea is referred to, as Demosth. VI. 12 τῆς ἐπὶ τῇ θαλάσσῃ ἀρχῆς.

ἦν γὰρ κ.τ λ.—cf. c. 48 καί (ἦν γάρ τι . . .; I. 137 καί (ἦν γὰρ ἀγνὼς. . .

τείχους—the northern wall.

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