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ἐπὶ . . . ὥρμησαν βάλλειν i.e. ὥρμησαν ἐπὶ τοὺς . . . （ὥστε) βάλλειν (αὐτούς). Cf. c. 84, § 3, ὥρμησαν ἐπὶ τὸν Ἀστύοχον ὥστε βάλλειν. Liddell and Scott wrongly join ὥρμησαν βάλλειν (intrans.). καὶ ἔτι the other reading καὶ ἐπὶ repeats ἐπὶ unnecessarily. καὶ ἔτι = ‘and furthermore.’ ὑπὸ τῶν διὰ μέσου ‘by the moderate party’ is the usual translation. It would be better to say ‘the neutral parties.’ Cf. iii. 82, τὰ δὲ μέσα τῶν πολιτῶν ὑπ᾽ ἀμφοτέρων ἢ ὅτι οὐ ξυνηγωνίζοντο ἢ φθόνῳ τοῦ περιεῖναι διεφθείροντο. P-S comparesXen Hell. v. 4, 25, οἱ μὲν οὖν τοῦ Κλεομβρότου φίλοι, ἅτε ἑταῖροι ὄντες τῷ Σφοδρίᾳ, ἀπολυτικῶς αὐτοῦ εἶχον, τὸν δ᾽ Ἀγησίλαον καὶ τοὺς ἐκείνου φίλους ἐφοβοῦντο, καὶ τοὺς διὰ μέσου δέ. μὴ . . . ἀπολέσωσι Either (1) μὴ gives the purpose of ἐπαύσαντο, while διδαχθέντες stands alone (like γνοὺς, c. 71, § 2), ‘having been taught better’; or (2) διδαχθέντες and κωλυθέντες together amount to the sense of being rendered cautious ( = εὐλαβεῖς γενόμενοι), and μὴ is dependent on that notion according to the principle stated by Goodwin, M. and T. § 354, and § 365. P-S renders ‘edocti eo consilio ne . . . perderent.’ The position would rather make for the latter view; the usual construction of κωλύειν and διδάσκειν (μὴ with infin.) for the former.
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