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τειχιζομένου . . . προσπεριβαλλομένου. The two genitives absolute give two reasons of a slightly different nature for his immediate assistance, (1) the opportunity: Delphinium is only being fortified and is yet incomplete, so that it can be taken; (2) the danger: a wall of greater proportions is being still farther built round, after the completion of which it will be almost impossible to take the place.

τὴν τότε sc. c. 33, § 1.

καὶ τοὺς ξυμμάχους the Corinthians, Siceliots, and other contingents (c. 26, § 1).

ὥρμητο ‘was minded.’ Cf. c. 11, § 3; c. 23, § 1.

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