previous next


τὴν πόλιν ἐτείχιζον. See i. 101, τεῖχος καθελόντες after the above siege.

τῆς μὲν μετ᾽ Ἀθηναίων ἀριστοκρατίας κ.τ.λ. There is emphasis on μετ᾽ Ἀθηναίων, and ἀριστοκρατίας is opposed to ἐλευθερίαν. Some time ago they might have thought it something to obtain such a concession from Athens, but they no longer valued ‘an aristocratical constitution attached to Athens,’ when they were daily expecting something better from Lacedaemon, viz. entire independence. There is a purposed jingle in προσδεόμενοι . . . προσδεχόμενοι.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: