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Ἀθηναῖοι δὲ οἱ μέν—the varieties of appositional construction throughout this chapter are to be noticed. πᾶν τὸ στρατόπεδον—in apposition with οἱ ὀπλῖται.

ἐκ παρασκευῆς ὡπλισμένοι—‘regularly armed’ as light infantry. ἐκ παρασκευῆς denotes the result of set purpose: so v. 56, μάχη οὐδεμία ἐγένετο ἐκ παρασκευῆς.

ἄοπλοι—of hastily and imperfectly armed troops, as in ch. 9, 13. πολλοί—partial apposition; possibly οἱ πολλοί, ‘for the most part’, should be read.

πανστρατιᾶς—elsewhere in classical Greek only found in the adverbial dative, as in ch. 66, 4. οὐ παρεγένοντο—‘did not appear’ or ‘fall in’.

ἐπιπαριών—‘passing along’, secundum ordines exercitus procedens (Poppo): vi. 67, κατὰ ἔθνη ἐπιπαριὼν ἔκαστα: so vii. 76. In v. 10 with dat. ἐπιπαριὼν τῷ δεξιῷ means ‘passing along to attack the right wing’: see also ch. 108, 19.

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