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ἔμελλον βοηθήσειν, sc. by sailing round. ὑπομείναντας Cf. iv. 30, τῶν στρατιωτῶν ἀναγκασθέντων . . . προσίσχοντας ἀριστοποιεῖσθαι. Herwerden and others would write ὑπομείναντες, comparing c. 104, § 4, ἐπειγομένων τῶν Πελοποννησίων . . . ὑπερσχόντες . . . ἀποκλῇσαι. The objective and subjective constructions appear to be both possible Greek. See Shilleto on i. 136. ὑπομείναντας=‘that their men, their side, should, etc.’ διαναυμαχεῖν There are twenty Athenian ships at Lade blockading. Under Phrynichus and his colleagues forty-eight ships have come (including transports, however). On the other side fifty-five ships have jnst arrived, and a fleet of twenty-five had gone into Miletus (c. 17, § 1, cf. c. 28, § 1). The Athenians are therefore at a disadvantage.
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