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οὐκ ἔφη . . ἐκείνων ἀλλ᾽ ἑαυτοῦ—the general principle in Gk. antithesis is that the more emphatic clause comes second. (The rule might be broken in the case of ἔφη, to get the neg before it.) 16 ἁμάρτημα—to add to the disaster Gongylus had fallen, so Plutarch relates. τῇ τάξει—explained by ἐντὸς . . ποιήσας, and causal. ἐντὸς—i.e. μεταξὺ τῶν τειχισμάτων. ποιήσας—sc. τὴν τάξιν. The usual phrase is ἑντὸς ποιεῖσθαι. The act. is used because he actually drew up (constructed) the line of battle. Contrast ξύλλογον ποιεῖν, of a στρατηγός, with ξύλλογον ποιεῖσθαι, of the men attending.
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