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τῶν νεκρῶν . . . οἳ . . . ἀπέθνῃσκον—it appears that νεκροὶ ἀποθνῄσκουσι is possible Greek, as in Plut. Pyrrhus 21 τραυμάτων πολλῶν γενομένων καὶ νεκρῶν πεσόντων, and perhaps Thuc. II. 52 νεκροὶ ἐπ᾽ ἀλλήλοις ἀποθνῄσκοντες ἔκειντο. ἐπὶ ὀκτὼ μῆνας—sc. daily. This allowance is what was called in c. 82 ἡ ἀναγκαιοτάτη δίαιτα, and is half that which was given to a slave. Diodorus, following the Sicilian account, says that each man received two χοίνικες of meal, i.e. four times as much as two κοτύλαι. ἄλλα ὅσα—for ὅσα ἄλλα, found also in II. 96.3. ἐν τῷ τ. . . ἐμπεπτωκότας—ἐν is occasionally used with verbs of motion. ἐπεγένετο—accidit.
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