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ἐπηρμένοι ἦσαν—felt eneouraged. μὴ ἀνιέναι τὰ τῶν Ἀ—not to relax their hold upon the A., i e. to keep them busy instead of disregarding them. Hence—§ 2—τὰς ναῦς ἐπλήρουν. Cf. VI. 18 τοῖς μὲν ἐπιβουλεύειν, τοὺς δὲ μὴ ἀνιέναι; II. 13 τὰ τῶν ξυμμάχων διὰ χειρὸς ἔχειν. αὐτῶν κατεγνωκότων—since they had themselves come to the conclusion that they were no longer superior to them (σφῶν). καταγιγνώσκειν is used for forming an adverse opinion. κατάγνωσις has a similar sense. Cf. III. 45.1. ἐπιβουλεῦσαι—made plans. Cf. III. 109.3 τὴν ἀναχώρησιν ἐπιβουλεύειν. καὶ ἅμα—adds another reason
ἐπλήρουν καὶ ἀ—see on c. 7.4. ἐπειδὴ δὲ κ.τ.λ.— “the first attack was made by land on the A. wall, clearly on the outer side, by the horsemen and others from the Olympieion.” Freeman , who views the whole engagement as fought south of Epipolae. But c. 54 l. 3 and c. 60.2 l. 9 prove that the attack began on Epipolae. οὔσης δὲ στενῆς—the pursuit was prob. near the Harbour. “In that swampy ground the solid path was narrow, and so was the entrance to the A. camp.” Freeman . ἵππους—apparently he does not know how many riders were killed. Donbtless in the confusion some escaped.
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