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ἀλλὰ μήν: yes indeed.

ἐστασίασεν πόλις: for the revolution in Athens at the close of the Peloponnesian war, cf. Hell. ii. 3. 4; Grote, Hist. of Greece, c. lxv.

ἀδελφιδαῖ: brothers' or sisters' daughters, nieces.

τοὺς ἐλευθέρους: masc., as including himself.

λαμβάνομεν: we are getting. Cf. i. 3. 5.

τῷ ἄστει: the city proper, as distinguished from the country.

πρότερον, : with no temporal meaning, more likely, than. GMT. 654.

τοὺς οἰκείους περιορᾶν ἀπολλυμένους: to allow one's relatives to starve.

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