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ξυνεκοινώσαντο lit. ‘the soldiers made common cause with the Samians in all their interests and in the issue of the risk they ran.’ The argument is—they thought that the Samians and themselves were in the same straits: both alike had nowhere to turn beyond themselves: they could not yield to the 400, and they could not yield to the enemy. Accordingly they made common cause. Jowett takes πράγματα as ‘troubles.’ Rather it is ‘interests.’

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