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ἐπικατάγονται, ‘come to land after (the Athenians have sailed).’ Cf. iii. 49, ὑστέρα αὐτῆς ἐπικατάγεται.

τὰς Χίας ναῦς In c. 17, § 3, Chalcideus and Alcibiades, with five Peloponnesian ships manned by Chians and twenty Chian ships, are pursued by the Athenians.

ξυγκαταδιωχθείσας. ξυγ- belongs pleonastically to μετὰ, unless we prefer to take it ‘which had been pursued to port in a body.’ But cf. c. 24, § 5, μετὰ πολλῶν ἔμελλον ξυγκινδυνεύσειν.

τὰ σκεύη ἐξείλοντο the aorist for our pluperfect, as usual in relative clauses. The middle is regular in this meaning: cf. c. 90, § 5, ἐξαιρεῖσθαι, and contrast ἐντίθεσθαι; c. 31, § 4, ἐσβαλόμενοι. Arnold explains τὰ σκεύη as the masts, sails, and tackling which were an impediment in fighting. He quotesXen. Hell. i. 1, 13, Ἀλκιβιάδης δ᾽ εἰπὼν καὶ τούτοις διώκειν αὐτὸν ἐξελομένοις τὰ μεγάλα ἱστία, αὐτὸς ἔπλευσεν εἰς Πάριον, and vi. 2, 27.

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