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πολλαῖς. In c. 24, § 3, three battles are specified, after which οἱ Χῖοι οὐκέτι ἐπεξῇσαν. καὶ . . . τεθνεώτων, καὶ . . . κατεχομένης, two reasons of a similar nature for the suspicious state of parties. ἐπ᾽ ἀττικισμῷ, ‘on the ground of Atticising’; cf. φεύγειν ἐφ᾽ αἵματι and similar phrases. ἐς ὀλίγον κατεχομένης The scholiast explains by ἀναγκαζομένης ὀλιγαρχεῖσθαι. Dobree's ἐς ὀλίγους (after the pattern of v. 81, ἐς ὀλίγους μᾶλλον κατέστησαν; ii. 37, διὰ τὸ μὴ ἐς ὀλίγους ἀλλ᾽ ἐς πλέονας οἰκεῖν; and cf. inf. c. 53, § 3, etc.) is unnecessary. κατεχομένης = ‘being kept down,’ ἐς ὀλίγον, ‘till it resulted in (into the condition of) a narrow corporation’ (lit. ‘small dimensions’). τῆς ἄλλης πόλεως is either the ‘body politic in general’ (by a sufficiently familiar use of ἄλλος), or ‘the rest of the city’ (when Tydeus and his party had been executed). The former is the better, ‘and in general public affairs being so far under domination as to result in an oligarchical government.’ διὰ ταῦτα probably belongs only to αὐτοὶ, the reason why the ἐπίκουροι are not ἀξιόμαχοι being their general character and not this particular jealousy of parties. ἐπίκουροι In c. 28, § 5, τὸ παρ᾽ Ἀμόργου ἐπικουρικὸν was sent with Pedaritus.
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