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ἐπ᾽ αὐτῆς either (1) simply ‘on board it’: cf. vi. 61, ὁ Ἀλκιβιάδης ἐπὶ πλοίου ἐπεραιώθη, or (2) ‘in command of it’: cf. Hdt. v. 109, ἐπ᾽ οὗ ἐτάχθημεν, and such phrases as ὁ ἐπὶ τῆς διοικήσεως. Add e.g. iv. 11, ναύαρχος δὲ αὐτῶν ἐπέπλει Θρασυμηλίδας. But Chaereas seems not to have been a ‘Paralus’ himself, but only to have been sent with the ship to aid the mission. Otherwise ἄνδρα Ἀθηναῖον would be useless after c. 73, § 5. Moreover, if he had been in charge, his escape (διαλαθών πως) would have been unlikely. ἄνδρα Ἀθηναῖον i.e. not a Samian. ἐς τὴν μετάστασιν the reaction from oligarchy which was taking place, ‘the (attempted) revolution.’ Chaereas is one of those alluded to above (c. 73, § 4), οἳ ἐδόκουν μάλιστα ἐναντιοῦσθαι τοῖς ξυνεστῶσιν. ἀπαγγελοῦντα with Χαιρέαν only. Cf. c. 63, § 1 for similar constructions.
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