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ἀξυγκροτήτοις lit. ‘not welded together,’ i.e. not trained to work together. Cf. Dem. 520, συγκροτεῖν καὶ διδάσκειν τὸν χορόν; Xen. Hell. vi. 2, 12, οὐ φαῦλον ἡγούμενος εἶναι ἐπὶ συγκεκροτημένας ναῦς εἰκῇ περιπλεῦσαι. ἀποκεκλῃμένης τῆς Ἀττικῆς ‘now that Attica was shut off from them,’ viz. through the occupation of Deceleia by the enemy. In vii. 27-28 the Athenians τῆς χώρας ἀπάσης ἐστέρηντο, and ἡ τῶν ἐπιτηδείων παρακομιδὴ is ἐκ τῆς Εὐβοίας. The city itself τῶν πάντων ἐπακτῶν ἐδεῖτο καὶ ἀντὶ τοῦ πόλις εἶναι φρούριον κατέστη. This will explain why Euboea was ‘all in all’ to them. Θυμοχάρη The same general proceeds to the Hellespont in Xen. Hell. i. 1, 1.
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