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νυκτὶ—words expressing time do not need ἐν. Thuc. extends this rule to words like ἐσβολὴ and πόλεμος, which are quasi-temporal.

ἔφθασαν παροικοδομήσαντες—notice the rule that wíth φθάνω, τυγχάνω and λανθάνω the aor. partic. does not denote past time relatively to the leading verb.

καὶ παρελθόντεςand so they passed. The whole of the passage from this to the end of the c. is an explanation of the words παροικοδομήσαντες.

μηκέτι μήτε—more emphatic than μήτε . . ἔτι.

μήτε . . τε—so neque . . et.

αὐτῶν, ἐκείνους—applying to the same persons, as often in all Attic prose. So hic and ille in Cic. de Fin. 4, 16, 43. 27

ἀπεστερηκέναι . . μὴ—cf. II. 101 ἀπιστοῦντες μὴ ἥξειν. The perf. denotes the completion of the act.

ἀπεστερηκέναι . . μὴ ἂν . . ἀποτειχίσαι—virtually oblique fór οὐκ ἂν ἀποτειχίσειαν.

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