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ἐς τὰς Ἀθήνας seems to assume that the Athenians had reoccupied the city; cp. c. 109 supra.
Τιμόδημος Ἀφιδναῖος: on the deme of Aphidnai cp. 9. 73 infra. Pindar composed an Ode (Nem. 2) for the victory of Timodemos, son of Timonoos, of Acharnai, in the Pankration, about Ol. 75, a man, too, with a Salaminian connexion (op. c. 20), but the only apparent glory of the Aphidnian was that he belonged to the well-defined group of τῶν ἐχθρῶν τῶν Θεμιστοκλέος. The auecdote is transferred by Plato Rep. 329, followed by Plutarch Them. 18, to an anonymous Seriphian: had the aristocratic tradition in Athens grown sensitive of the fame of Timodemos?
ἄλλως, in its simplest meaning. τῶν ἐπιφανέων: the word appears used in a party sense in [Aristot.] Ἀθ. πολ. 28 τῶν μὲν ἐπιφανῶν προειστήκει Νικίας, but in an entirely unpolitical sense in Thuc. 2. 43. 3 (ἀνδρῶν γὰρ ἐπιφανῶν πᾶσα γῆ τάφος). The meaning here is between the two; cp. 2. 89, 172.
φθόνῳ here appears in its proper place as the characteristic Republican vice; cp. c. 124 supra. The man here is mad with it. καταμαργέων: cp. 6. 75 (ὑπέλαβε μανίη νοῦσος ἐόντα καὶ πρότερον υπομαργότερον of Kleomenes).
προφέρων: obiciens, exprobrans; cp. c. 61 supra. The participles καταμαργέων and προφέρων are piled on without copula (Asyndeta). τὰ γέρεα: to wit, the Olive-wreath, the Chariot, the Encomium, and the Escort, enumerated in the previous chapter.
ἐὼν Βελβινίτης ... ἐὼν Ἀθηναῖος. The Βέλβινα here referred to is no doubt the small island of that name (Strabo 375, 398), identified with St. George (San Giorgio d' Arbore) about 12 m. due S. of Sunion. It appears once on the Athenian tribute-lists (C.I.A. 37, i.e. τάξις φόρου of 425 B. C.) with an assessment of 300 draehmai: perhaps a gross imposition. The first ἐών is obviously hypothetical: why not the second too? In which case the retort of Themistokles has the added sting of insinuating ξενία against this ἄνθρωπος.
ἐς τοσοῦτο, ‘no further’; cp. 5. 50.
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