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ἐν Χίῳ καταλιμπάνουσιν, to secure the loyalty of the Chians (Poppo).

Μίλητον which had joined the Athenian confederacy not long after the battle of Mycale (B.C. 479). In B.C. 440 Miletus had appealed to Athens against Samos.

τὰς ἀπὸ τῆς Π. ναῦς. In c. 6, § 4, the Lacedaemonians first agree to send forty ships. In c. 7 there were thirty-nine ships of the allied contingents at Corinth, and it was decided to send these. Twenty-one are carried over the Isthmus, one is lost, and twenty are now blockaded in Peiraeum. Five ships have been prepared in Laconia and sent already.

ὥσπερ ὑπέσχετο v. c. 12, § 2, note.

μετὰ τῆς Χίων δυνάμεως i.e. with the assistance of these, and not of the ναύαρχος who was to arrive.

ἀποστήσας = τῷ ἀποστῆσαι, ‘by having caused to revolt,’ the mode of getting the credit (προσθεῖναι). Poppo's proposed ἀποστῆσαι (exegetic of ἀγώνισμα) is away from the mark. He compares for his infin. vii. 86, καλὸν τὸ ἀγώνισμα ἐνόμιζέν οἱ εἶναι ἐπὶ τοῖς ἄλλοις καὶ τοὺς ἀντιστρατήγους κομίσαι, and vii. 59, ἐνόμιζον καλὸν ἀγώνισμα σφίσιν εἶναι . . . ἑλεῖν. The difference is easily appreciable. ἀγώνισμα is not here a predicate, and there is no καλόν.

τὸ πλεῖστον τοῦ πλοῦ, adverbial accus. of extent. 18 κατὰ πόδας = e vestigio, ‘close behind’; cf. iii. 98, iv. 126, v. 64. Polybius uses κατὰ πόδας ἡμέρα=‘the very next day.’

μιᾶς δεούσαις εἴκοσι Strombichides' eight and Thrasycles' twelve, minus one unaccounted for, probably left in Samos.

ἐν Λάδῃ best known as the place where the Ionians were defeated by the Persians, B.C. 495. It controlled the harbour of Miletus.

διὰ Τισς. καὶ Χαλ. with ἐγένετο.

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