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βούλει, σκεψώμεθα: see on 1.

ὧν: for the attraction, see G. 1031; H. 994; ὅπως οὖν ἔσεσθε ἄνδρες ἄξιοι τῆς ἐλευθερίας ἧς κέκτησθε An. i.7.3

Πέρσαι μὲν ἄρχουσιν, ἄρχονται δὲ Σύροι: obs. the chiastic order. In the two following sents. the more natural order is followed.

Σύροι, Φρύγες, Λύδοι: purposely mentioned, as names of races despised by the Greeks.

Μαιῶται: a people near the Sea of Azof.

ἐν οἷς καὶ αὐτὸς εἶ: “to come a little nearer home.”

οἱ κρατοῦντες, οἱ κρατούμενοι: i.e. the more powerful states and their tributary allies. Under the leadership of Pericles, Athens had developed to its utmost the system of a central power with many dependent allies. For an account of it, see Schömann, Antiq. of Greece, i. passim.

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