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τοξότας τινὰς τοὺς βαρβαρωτάτους. The τοξόται in question are the police or city-guard of Athens, slaves, mostly drawn from Scythia (hence βάρβαροι). See Boeckh, Oecon. i. 276-278. Their full number at this time, according to Aeschines, De F. Leg 335, was about 1200. In Aristoph. Ach. 54, the crier calling for the police says οἱ τοξόται! Οἰνόην Cf. ii. 18, ἡ γὰρ Οἰνόη οὖσα ἐν μεθορίοις τῆς Ἀττικῆς καὶ Βοιωτίας ἐτετείχιστο, καὶ αὐτῷ φρουρίῳ οἱ Ἀθηναῖοι ἐχρῶντο ὁπότε πόλεμος καταλάβοι. The town was on the direct road from Athens to Thebes and Delphi.
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