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στρατιὰνtroops; the greater part of the army was still encamped along the walls.

φρούρια— “N. built three forts, a greater and two smaller. . . . The new station, standing apart from the constant fighting which went on around the walls on Epipolae, was thought to be a safer resting-place for provisions and stuff generally.” Freeman .

σκεύηstores; cf. c. 24.2.

ἔκειτο—Thuc. always uses the simple verb instead of άπόκειμαι in this sense.

τὰ μεγάλα—i.e. transports.

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