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ὥστε βουλήν τε κ.τ.λ. There should be little doubt that Thucydides is responsible for all the particles in the text. The original unformulated thought was ὥστε βουλὴν τυχεῖν ξυλλεγομένην, καὶ ἐν αὐτῇ Χαλκ. καὶ Ἀλκ. τοιαῦτα εἶρον ὥστε ἀπέστησαν Χῖοι. Having begun this and reached βουλὴν, Thucydides anticipates the consequences, for which he prepares the reader with τε. The sentence should then run ὥστε βουλήν τε τ. ξ. καὶ τοιαῦτα εἰρεῖν τὸν Χ. καὶ τὸν . ὥστε ἀφίστασθαι Χίους. The latter part of this sentence is put in the form καὶ γενομένων λόγων ἀπό τε κ.τ.λ., with an expected ending ἀφίστασθαι Χίους [i.e. ὥστε βουλήν τε τ. ξ. καὶ (γενομένων λόγων . . .) ἀφίστασθαι Χίους]. The change of construction from an infinitive depending on ὥστε to a simple indicative assertion is in the manner of Thucydides. The τε after ἄλλαι is the result of a similar confusion. The λόγοι are to the effect that other ships will come. The writer anticipates (by τε) another assertion, as if some positive sentence were to follow; but that clause turns out to be, not something further they assert, but something further they conceal. The correspondence of τε with καὶ οὐ δηλωσάντων is one of sound rather than sense.

ξυλλεγομένην Note the tense. They had arranged so that the council should be meeting in the natural course at the time when the Athenians should arrive.

ἀπό τε τοῦ Χ. καὶ Ἀλκ. i.e. ἀρό τε τοῦ Χ. καὶ ἀρὸ τοῦ . or ἀρὸ τοῦ τε Χ. καὶ . (a frequent combination as regards the single article). It is especially after prepositions that a trajection of τε occurs (in all writers). Cf. Herod. i. 69, ἄνευ τε δόλου καὶ ἀπάτης.

καὶ αὖθις ‘and then in turn.’ αὖθις=deinde, as often.

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