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l 11. δι᾽ ὀλίγου—local; cf. c. 36.5. ἀνεθάρσησαν ἂν—this is the only example in Thuc. of the iterative ἂν with indic. aor. or imperf. (On this construction sec Mr. Seaton in Classical Review III. p. 343 fol.) ἐπὶ τὸ ἡσσώμενον=τοὺς ἡσσωμένους. Cf. Eur. Supp. 706 ἦν δ᾽ ἀγὼν ἰσόρροπος . . . οὐ γὰρ τὸ νικῶν τοῦτ᾽ ἐκήδευεν, μόνον | ἀλλ᾽ ᾤχετ᾽ ἐς τὸ κάμνον οἰκείου στρατοῦ. ἀπὸ τῶν δρωμένων τῆς ὄψεως—ἀπὸ belongs to τῆς ὄψεως, the order being the same in c. 20.1; 24.2; 31.5; 32.1. But, when the art. is inserted with both nouns, this order is very rare in Attic prose outside Thuc. It occurs often in Herod. τῶν ἐν τῷ ἔργῳ = τῶν μαχομένων. τὸ ἀκρίτως ξυνεχὲς—‘the continued uncertainty. ἀκρίτως γενομένης τῆς ἁμίλλης. Schol. Notice the freedom with which nouns can be qualified by adverbs. ἴσα τῇ δόξῃ—according to their feelings. ἐν τοῖς χαλεπώτατα—cf. c. 19.4. παρ᾽ ὀλίγον—cf. c. 2.4 l. 31ZZZ, and the idiom παρὰ μικρόν παρ᾽ οὐδὲν ἐλθεῖν with infin.
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