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τὴν πρόσταξιν κ.τ.λ. The articles τὴν and τῆς imply that a requisition was a matter of course, and that it as a matter of course involved the building of a certain number of ships. Lit. ‘the requisition which they issued for the building of ships was one for 100 ships,’ i.e. (as Jowett) ‘the whole number of ships the allies were to build was fixed at a hundred.’ Otherwise τῆς ναυπηγίας is a qualifying afterthought, i.e. ‘the building of them’ (not necessarily the manning). ἐποιοῦντο note the tense. They were engaged (while Agis was acting as above) in settling upon and sending round the order. The allies of Sparta are enumerated in ii. 9. καὶ ἑαυτοῖς μὲν i.e. ‘and (of these 100) . . .’ Βοιωτοῖς . . . Φωκεῦσι . . . Λοκροῖς In ii. 9 these supply cavalry but not ships, while the Arcadians supply infantry.
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