—explanatory of καταλαμβάνει Ἀθηναίους κ.τ λ.
For the force of the imperf. παρεσκευάζοντο
cf. note on ch. 2, 7: see ch. 123, 15.
—‘landing at, or over against’: so i. 110
: vi. 97
: more commonly with ἐς
or the dat. as noted on ch. 3, 6. Posidonium, or Posideum, seems to have been a point facing south-west, not far from Mende, which was situated about half way along the western side of the isthmus of Pallene.
—‘in all’; δέ
is added somewhat unusually. ἐξεστρατοπεδευμένοι
—outside the city: some manuscripts have ἐστρατοπεδευμένοι
. The compound is rare, but occurs Xen. Cyr. vi. 3. 1
—i.e. his troops received wounds: so i. 63
, βαλλόμενος καὶ χαλεπῶς
. Had Nicias himself been meant, we should have τραυματισθείς
—of space, ‘from further off’, i.e. by a longer way.
—‘within a little’, with inf., an unusual phrase: cf. ch. 106, 20.