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The alliance with the Athenians we sought only when you had rejected our appeal for aid against Thebes and referred us to them; to abandon it would have been shameful. The responsibility, furthermore, for what happens in war belongs to the leaders.

ἠξιώσαμεν: we regarded it our duty, as in i. 22. 9.—3.

δεομένων: sc. ἡμῶν. For subj. of gen. abs. thus freq. omitted, see on c. 34. 17.—

ἐβιάσαντο: did violence to, with acc. as in i. 38. 12; viii. 53. 9. This account of the occurrence, which acc. to c. 68. 31, happened in 520 or 519 B.C., is corroborated by Hdt. vi. 108. 6 πιεζεύμενοι ὑπὸ Θηβαίων οἱ Πλαταιέες ἐδίδοσαν . . . σφέας αὐτούς.—5. ὑμῶν . . . ἀποικούντων: gen. abs., co-ord. with ὡς ἐγγὺς ὅντας, though ὑμεις precedes. See on c. 13. 30; 112. 21.—

μακρὰν ἀποικούντων: cf. μακρὰν ἀπεῖναι, c. 13. 23; ἡμεῖς ἑκαστέρω οἰκέομεν, Hdt. vi. 108. 9.

οὐδὲν ἐκπρεπέστερον: nothing very unusual. Cf. ἐκπρεπῶς, i. 38. 9. —7.

ἐμελλήσατε: sc. παθεῖν. Cf. c. 11. 4; 20. 16.

εἰ δὲ . . . οὐκ ἠθελήσαμεν: the fact in hypothetical form. See on c. 32. 6. οὐ belongs to the verb only. GMT. 384; Kr. Spr. 67, 4, 1; Kühn. 513, 4. —8.

ὑμῶν κελευσάντων: referring to the demand of Archidamus, ii. 72. Cf. c. 64. 13; 68. 6.—9.

ἐναντία: acc. of inner obj. as adv., as in i. 29. 6. Cf. ὁμοῖα, i. 25. 18; άγχώμαλα, vii. 71. 21; βοηθῆσαί μοι τὰ δίκαια, Dem. xxxviii. 2. Kühn. 410, N. 5.—10.

ἀπωκνεῖτε: you held back, abs., as iv. 11. 16; vi. 18. 1; vii. 21. 23; with acc. c. 20. 10; 30. 12; vi. 92. 23; viii. 12. 2.—11.

τις: here for ἡμεῖς. Cf. on in French Comedy. Kr. Spr. 51, 16, 8.—12.

καὶ πολιτείας μετέλαβεν: sc. αὐτῶν. In Greek, when the rel. would appear in successive clauses in different cases, it is usually omitted in the second, often being represented by a dem. or pers. pronoun. Cf. i. 10. 20; 42. 2; ii. 4. 25; 84. 9. G. 1040; H. 1005; Kr. Spr. 60, 6, 2; Kühn. 561, 1. The reference is to the relation of ἰσοπολιτεία, acc. to which a citizen of the one city on removing to the other immediately became a citizen of the latter. See Niebuhr, Hist. of Rome, ii.^{2} p. 58 ff.—

ἰέναι ἐς τὰ παραγγελλόμενα: as in i. 121. 5. τὰ παραγγελλόμενα is used esp. of military orders. Cf. ii. 11. 39; 84. 18; 89. 40; iv. 34. 23.—13.

προθύμως: placed last for emphasis. Cf. i. 77. 19.

δὲ ἑκάτεροι ἐξηγεῖσθε: whatsoever each of you directed as ‘Hegemones.’ is cogn. acc. Cf. c. 93. 15; v. 66. 10. —15.

ἐδρᾶτο: Reiske's conjecture from Bk.'s Aneed. p. 143; preferable to ἐδρᾶτε of the Mss., since here in the prot. an impersonal reference to acts in general suits the context better and is more forcible. For the thought, cf. c. 65. 10.

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