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ἐκπεπολεμῶσθαι. This is distinctly preferable to ἐκπεπολεμῆσθαι. The sense is ‘to be in a state of complete hostility.’ Cf. vi. 77, ἐκπολεμοῦν πρὸς ἀλλήλους. The forms in -έω are apt to eneroach on verbs of this class, which are regularly formed in -όω (so also -άω in e.g. ἐκκωφάω, ἐκκωφόω). In the present, πολεμεῖσθαι (i. 37), ‘to have war made upon one,’ and πολεμοῦσθαι (i. 36), ‘to be made an object of war,’ may of course be used for each other without much distinction, and hence in iii. 82 (πολεμουμένων) and iv. 20 (πολεμοῦνται) it is doubtful to which form the verbs should be referred. But the perf. ἐκπεπολεμῆσθαι should mean ‘to have had war decisively made upon one,’ while ἐκπεπολεμῶσθαι is a present-perfect, ‘to have been made a complete enemy of,’ i.e. ‘to be in a state of complete hostility.’ The latter is required here. Cf. ἐπολεμώθη (i. 57), πολεμώσεσθε αὐτούς (v. 98).
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