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ἀδικοῦντα, ‘not acting straightforwardly.’ Cf. οὐ καλῶς ἐκρύφθη, c. 50, § 5. Plut. Alcib. 25 has it ἐλελήθει δ᾽ ἄρα (sc. Φρύνιχος) προδότης προδότῃ διαλεγόμενος.

ἐξάγγελος with its ordinary sense of betraying a secret to those not in it. Cf. ἐξαγγελία, Xen. Cyr. ii. 4, 23; ἐξαγγέλλειν, ibid. vi. 1, 42.

μέλλουσιν . . . πεπυσμένος εἴη Cf. c. 50, § 1.

κύριος ἦν πράσσων For the participle cf. v. 34, ὤστε μήτε ἄρχειν μήτε πριαμένους τι πωλοῦντας κυρίους εἶναι. One should not accept Reiske's alteration of Eur. Suppl. 1190, οὗτος κύριος, τύραννος ὢν, | πάσης ὑπὲρ γῆς Δαναιδῶν ὁρκωμοτῶν to -εἶν. Lit. ‘and he was within his powers in so acting on his own authority.’ αὐτὸς = μόνος = without waiting for sanction. ταῦτα, sc. the measures he proposed.

ἐκ τοῦ τοιούτου, i.e. in consequence of Phrynichus' trickery and advice.

καὶ ὣς ‘already, as it was’ = ‘in any case.’ Cf. c. 56, § 3; c. 87, § 3 (καὶ γὰρ ὣς αὐτοῖς οὐδὲν ἔμελλε χρήσεσθαι), and elsewhere. So οὐδ᾽ ὣς (i. 132), μηδ᾽ ὣς (i. 74).

μέλλουσα sc. τειχισθήσεσθαι.

ἐπιστολαὶ the plural used of one letter. Cf. i. 132.

τὰ ἀπὸ τῶν πολεμίων, ‘the plans of the enemy.’ The construction is with προειδὼς, αὐτὰ being understood with ἀνατιθέναι. Cf. ii. 64, οὐ δικαίως, εἰ μὴ καὶ ὅταν παρὰ λόγον τι εὖ πράξητε, ἐμοὶ ἀναθήσετε (sc. αὐτό).

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