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ἐκ τῆς Μιλήτου i.e. they had got previous information from Miletus. Cf. c. 41, § 4, ἐπύθοντο οἱ ἐν τῇ Σάμῳ ἐκ τῆς Μήλου τὸν ἐπίπλουν αὐτῶν. ναυμαχησείοντας see ξυμβησείοντα, c. 56, § 3. ἐπ᾽ Ἀβύδου. The genitive is brachylogic, tho sense being ἐπ᾽ Ἀβύδου (ἀποσταλείσαις καὶ ἐκεῖσε) ἀφικομέναις. The reference is to c. 62, § 2, whence the easier reading ἐπ᾽ Ἄβυδον seems to be taken. For the position of the attributive participle cf. c. 35, § 2, and c. 36, § 1.
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