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νεκρῶν μὲν πέρι ν.—proleptic of αἰτῆσαι ἀναίρεσιν This neglect is very significant because (1) it was considered a most solemn duty to bury the dead; (2) Nicias was esp. punctilious in this matter; (3) the same neglect after Arginusae led to the execution of some of the στρατηγοί.

γνώμην ἐποιεῖτο=ἐγίγνωσκε proposed.

ἔτιyet again.

νῆες χρήσιμαι—is regarded as one word. Hence the order.

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ἂν ἔτι—with κρατῆσαι.

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