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ἄνευ . ψηφίσματος—cf. ἄνευ Λακεδαιμονίων I. 128; οὐ μετὰ τοῦ πλήθους ὑμῶν III. 66.

τρίβειν αὐτοῦremain in Sicily.

Θάψον . . . . . . Κατάνην— “there they would have the open sea and all the advantages which the open sea gave to the A. tactics. There they would . . . maintain themselves by harrying the territory of the enemy.” Freeman .

οὐκ . . . ἀλλ᾽—cf. Eur. Ion 131 οὐ θνατοῖς ἀλλ᾽ ἀθανάτοις.

τὰ τῆς ἐμπειρίας χthe advantages of skill will be theirs.

ἀναχωρήσεις κ τ.λ.—chiasmus, ἀναχωρήσεις corresponding to καταίροντες, ἐπίπλους to ὁρμώμενοι.

καταίροντες—sc. ἐς βραχὺ καὶ περιγραπτόν.

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