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The Thebans ask permission to reply to the speech of the Plataeans. πρὸς τὸν λόγον: in view of the speech. Cf. πρὸς τὸ παρόν, c. 40. 35; ii. 22. 1; v. 9. 14. It belongs to δείσαντες. To connect it also with ἐνδῶσι, as Cl. does, is unnecessary, since ἐνδῶσι depends on δείσαντες. —3. παρελθόντες: regularly used of orators coming forward to speak. Cf. i. 67. 16; 72. 15, etc. Ullrich's suggestion, προσελθόντες (Beitr. iii. 7), approved by Cl., is inappropriate, since the Thebans had attended the trial from the beginning.— εἰπεῖν: i.e. to make a set speech. Cf. 53. 10 λόγον ᾐτησάμεθα, 61. 1 τοὺς λόγους οὐκ ἂν ᾐτησάμεθα εἰπεῖν.—4. γνώμην τὴν αὑτῶν: order as in c. 56. 3; 58. 14. —6. ὡς ἐκέλευσαν: sc. the five Lacedaemonian judges. Cf. c. 52. 17. REPLY OF THE THEBANS. c. 61-67.
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