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δαιμόνιε ἀνδρῶν, 4. 126.
συναμφότερα, ‘both at once.’ Three alternatives are put: (1) the Greek land army outnumbers the Persian; (2) the king's fleet outnumbered by the enemy; (3) both these conditions realized together.
τὴν ταχίστην, not with ἄγερσιν but adverbially (sc. ὁδόν); cp. c. 162. Notwithstanding the expressed condition εἰ φαίνεται κτλ., the apodosis στρατοῦ ἂν ... ποιέοιτο comes very near to the optativ<*>s potentialis, dubitativus, “used to denote something as what is conceivable, and, under certain circumstances (sic), could and might easily occur, or to which some person might be inclined,” Madvig, Greek Syntax, § 136.
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