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Καμαριναῖοι—see on c. 33.1, as also for Γελῷοι. Ἀκραγαντίνων—Girgenti, ‘the fairest of mortal cities’ (Pind. Pyth. XII. 1), remained neutral throughout. Cf. on c. 32.1. The life of Empedocles of Acragas, 484-424, about covers the greatest period in the history of Sicilian art. ἐν τῷ ἐπ᾽ ἐκεῖνα = μετ᾽ αὐτοὺς above.
οἵδε μὲν—here ὅδε refers to what precedes. This is very rare in prose except in Herod. and Thuc. Cf. c. 58.2. So with τοσόσδε in c. 57.11; 58.3; 59.1; 78.1. Ἱμεραῖοι—see on c. 1.1 μόνοι—i e. they are the only Greeks there. οἰκοῦσιν—used elsewhere in proximity to νέμεσθαι. These small things show how ancient authors, like modern ones, unconsciously have their mannerisms.
ἔθνη — of small communities, but referring to difference of origin. Σικελοὶ μόνοι—no Elymians, Sicans, or Phoenicians joined Syr. νεοδαμώδεις — see on c. 19.3. With the helots they numbered 600 hoplites; Eceritus, a Spartan, had been sent in command of them, but he must have returned. μόνοι—the C. alone sent both ships and infantry. The Leucadians and Ambraciots sent ships only. Λευκάδιοι καὶ Ἀ.—were allies of Sparta. Corinth was their mother-city. ἀναγκαστοὶ—see on c. 19.4 l. 33, and Index s.v.
πρὸς—in comparison with. μεγάλας—not that they were greater than Corinth and Sparta, but because their cities were large they needed less support from outside. ἄλλος ὅμιλος—light-armed troops ὅμιλος is confined to poetry, Herod., Thuc., and late authors. Thuc. uses it often.
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