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εἰ πέρας μηδὲν ἔσταιif there is to be no end. Cf. Enr. Med. 931 εἰσῆλθέ μ᾽ οἶκτος εἰ γενήσεται.

τοῦ ἀπαλλαγῆναι—defines πέρας, an end consisting in deliverance, as in Pindar Pyth. IX. τερπνὰν γάμου κραίνειν τελευταν, and in the Homeric τέλος θανάτοιο, γάμοιο.

ὁρῶντες—anacoluthon, as though the preceding clause had been οἱ Σ. κατεπλάγησαν. Cf. II. 53 νόμος οὐδεὶς ἀπεῖργε, τὸ μεν κρίνοντες, for ὑπ᾽ οὐδενὸς νόμου ἀπείργοντο Such a slight irregularity is not uncommon in tragedy, as Eur. Hec. 971 αἰδὡς μ᾽ ἐχει . . . τυγχάνουσα. Plato Phaedo 81A ὑπάρχει αὐτῇ εύδαίμονι εἶναι . . . διάγουσα 14-5.

διὰ τὴν Δ. τειχιζομένην—see on c. 28.4,

ἴσον καὶ παραπλήσιον—cf. c. 78 τοιαῦτά τε καὶ παραπλήσια.

πανταχόσε—i.e. in whatever direction it was exerted, whether in Attica itself or outside it. So πανταχόθεν in II. 53.3 means from whatever source it was obtained.

πολλὴν φαινομένην—the same omission of the partic, as in c. 21.3; 27.1 al. 19

ὡς ἐκ κακῶν ῥώμη—i.e. as compared with their troubles, it was positive ῥώμη; cf. c. 76 ὡς ἐκ τῶν ὑπαρχόντων ἑθάρσυνε. ἐκ here describes the source of the ῥώμη, ὡς is ‘considering that.’

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