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ἐχόντων σφῶν. ἔχοντες (σφεῖς) would be the normal construction, i.e. subjective rather than circumstantial. But cf. ii. 83, ἐπειδὴ ἀντιπαραπλέοντας ἑώρων αὐτοὺς παρὰ γῆν σφῶν κομιζομένων; iii. 13, βοηθησάντων δὲ ὑμῶν . . . προσλήψεσθε; vii. 48, χρημάτων γὰρ ἀπορίᾳ αὐτοὺς ἐκτρυχώσειν ἄλλως τε καὶ . . . θαλασσοκρατούντων. τάς τε ἄλλας κ.τ.λ. answered by καὶ δυνατώτεροι κ.τ λ., the sentence from πόλιν τε . . . to καὶ πρότερον being an cxplanatory parenthesis. τὰ χρήματα i.e. τὸν φόρον. ὁμοίως . . . καὶ εἰ . . . κ.τ.λ., ‘in the same way as if they had their headquarters at Athens.’ παρ᾽ ἐλάχιστον δὴ ‘within exceedingly little of . . .’ For the phrase cf. c. 33, § 3. ὅτε ἐπολέμησεν viz. in B.C. 440 (i. 115). For the comparative naval successes see i. 116, 117. οὗπερ i.e. ἐξ οὗπερ, v. c. 73, § 1. σφεῖς grammatically unnecessary, but added to emphasise the contrast.
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