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ὅπου causal. Cf. c. 27, § 2.

ἄδηλον ὂν cf. i. 2. Thucydides prefers the neuter impersonal absolute participle singular in the accusative, and places it here with the genitive absolute of other genders. In vii. 68, νομίσωμεν . . . νομιμώτατον εἶναι . . . ἅμα δ᾽ ἐκγενησόμενον, the participle should be taken as in the absolute construction.

ἐξ ἧς πλείω τῆς Ἀττικῆς ὠφελοῦντο the second preposition omitted as in c. 73, § 1, ὑπ᾽ αὐτὸν τὸν χρόνον τοῦτον, ὅνπερ κ.τ.λ. Cf. ii. 44; vii. 47, ὠφελιμώτερον πρὸς τοὺς ἐν τῇ χώρᾳ σφῶν ἐπιτειχίζοντας τὸν πόλεμον ποεῖσθαι Συρακοσίους. For the fact cf. c. 95, § 2.

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