This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
ἐπὶ τὸ βέλτιον χωροῦντα—improving. χαλεπώτερον ἴσχοντα—a substitute for χαλεπωτέρως ἔχοντα. ὁμοίως—as before. ἀλλ᾽ ἢ—except. μὴ φανερῶς . . . ψηφίζεσθαι—see on c. 48.1. No formal vote was to be passed. προεῖπον ὡς ἐδύναντο κ.τ.λ.—they gave notice as secretly as possible to all. παρασκευάσασθαι—to prepare (to depart) when the sign was given. The sentence would be clearer if he had said ὡς ἐδύναντο ἀδηλότατα παρασκευάσασθαι ἔκπλουν ποιησομένους ὅταν τις ς.; but it is easy to supply ἐκπλευσομένους from ἐκπλοῦν after παρασκευάσασθαι. (The preliminary arrangements are not denoted by παρασκευάσασθαι but are implied clearly enough in προεῖπον ἔκπλουν. So in VI. 65 προεῖπον πανδημεὶ πᾶσιν ἐξιέναι Συρακοσίοις. ἐπεὶ δὲ ἑτοῖμα αὐτοῖς καὶ τὰ τῆς παρασκευῆς ἦν κ τ.λ.; there too προεῖπον ἐξιέναι implies preparation for the expedition. Here παρασκευάσασθαι applies to such final arrangements as can only be made when the final order is given. There is no need to alter the aor. into the perf., as some of the edd. do.) τις—added to σημήνῃ because the sign was to be given not by herald, but secretly
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.