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ἤδηfrom this point, as in II. 96.3.

Ἀργεῖοι—the alliance with A. had been renewed in June 417 B.C.

ἔχθρας — Argos, long the rival of Sparta, had been humbled by her in 495 B.C.

τῆς παραυτίκα ἕκαστοι ἰδίας .—generally understood to mean that they were mercenaries; but the plur ἕκαστοι is against this. Possibly Haacke rightly refers to Spartan and anti-Spartan factions in Argos.

Ἀρκάδων — already heard of as mercenaries in the Persian wars. Herod. VIII. 26.

αἰεὶat any time.

οὐδὲν ἧσσον—i.e. though they belonged to the same race

Κρησὶ . . . ξυγκτίσαντας—the same change as in c. 40.4 al

μετὰ μισθοῦ ἐλθεῖν—cf. Isoc. 17. 46 μετὰ ποίας ἂν ἐλπίδος ἦλθον ἐπὶ τοῦτον;

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