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ἄνευ Ἀ. ψηφίσματος—cf. ἄνευ Λακεδαιμονίων I. 128; οὐ μετὰ τοῦ πλήθους ὑμῶν III. 66. τρίβειν αὐτοῦ—remain in Sicily. Θάψον . . . ἢ . . . 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 χ—the 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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