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τάς τε πόλεις κ.τ.λ. τε introduces a new point of Alcibiades' action. δεομένας, ‘when they asked for . . .’

οἱ μὲν Χῖοι . . ., answered by τὰς δ᾽ ἄλλας . . . ἀναίσχυντοι εἶεν . . . ὄντες . . . ἀξιοῦσι This is probably what Thucydides wrote, though it would be easy to read εἶεν εἰ with Ba<*>er and Cobet, or εἰσιν εἰ with Kruger, or ἀναισχυντοῖεν εἰ with Madvig. ἀξιοῦντες would have been the true grammar, but the introduction of the clause by δ᾽ ὅμως and the intervening participle σῳζόμενοι have corrupted the construction. Less sudden changes from the participle to the finite verb occur in e.g. vii. 13 and 15. A somewhat similar instance to the present, though easier, is i. 132, μηνυτὴς γίγνεται, δείσας . . . καὶ παραποησάμενος σφραγῖδα . . . λύει . . . (where λύσας should have been written). ‘The Chians were shameless, being the richest of the Greeks, but they nevertheless demanded, etc.’ The change is, I think, analogous to one which is so familiar in relative sentences, e.g. Plat. Rep. 357 B, αἱ ἡδοναὶ ὅσαι ἀβλαβεῖς καὶ μηδὲν εἰς τὸν ἔπειτα χρόνον διὰ ταύτας γίγνεται ἄλλο χαίρειν ἔχοντα (for καὶ δι᾽ ἃς μηδὲν κ.τ.λ

εἶεν . . . ἀξιοῦσι For the change of mood cf. c. 50, § 1, γνοὺς ὅτι ἔσοιτο λόγος καὶ ὅτι Ἀθηναῖοι ἐνδέξονται.

ἐκείνων emphatic for σφῶν. See c. 12, § 2 for the emphasis of ἐκεῖνος, and cf. c. 43, § 1.

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