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ἀλλὰ μήν: see on i.1.6.

πολέμου κακῶς συμβάντος: of a war's turning out badly. The participle contains the main idea, and the whole phrase may be conveniently const. as objective gen. with αἴτιος. G. 1139, 1140; H. 753, and e. Cf. the acc. with prep. in such phrases as μετὰ Κῦρον θανόντα after Cyrus's death, and the Lat. ab urbe condita.

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