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καὶ ὅτι Ἀμόργης κ.τ.λ. καὶ should not be omitted. The chief reason for their withdrawal is no doubt ‘because Amorges is coming’; but ‘the message told them to sail back, and said that Amorges etc.’ is no unnatural way of expressing this. moreover, this may not have been the only reason. ὅτι is more common in the sense ‘that’ than in the sense ‘because,’ and especially with ἀγγέλλειν. Ἀμόργης v. c. 5, § 5. As the enemy of the king and Tissaphernes, he was the enemy of the Lacedaemonians in terms of the treaty, c. 18, § 3. Διὸς ἱερόν between Lebedos and Colophon according to Steph. Byz.
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