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αἷς ὑπεσχῆσθαι. Bohme's ὑποσχήσεσθαι is accepted by P-S on the ground that nothing has yet been promised. This reason is searcely certain enough to be sufficient. The negotiations have been going on for some time, the Athenian army is at present in a ξυμμαχὶς πόλις (Samos), and the leaders of the ξυνωμοσία may well have been in communication with the leaders of the oligarchical parties in the allied states.

δὴ . . . ὅτι δὴ Each δὴ is ironical. Cf. c. 9, § 1 on λύειν δὴ, and with ὅτι δὴ cf. Plat. Phaedr. 268 D. Phrynichus would say αἷς ὑπεσχήμεθα δὴ ὀλιγαρχίαν, ὅτι δὴ καὶ αὐτοὶ οὐ δημοκρατησόμεθα: ‘to whom we have been so kindly promising oligarchical government for the laudable reason that we ourselves are no longer to be a democracy.’

σφᾶς see note c. 32, § 3.

οὐ βουλήσεσθαι . . . μᾶλλον =ἧσσον βουλήσεσθαι . . . .

μεθ᾽ ὁποτέρου ἂν τύχωσι τούτων i.e. ἐλευθέρους εἶναι μεθ᾽ ὁποτέρου ἂν τούτων (ἐλεύθεροι ὄντες) τύχωσι. Cf. iii. 43, πρὸς ὀργὴν ἥντιν᾽ ἂν τύχητε . . . ζημιοῦτε. τύχωσι has no part in the regimen of the genitives.

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