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μέντοι: really.

στρατηγεῖν: the Athenians divided the military command among ten generals, chosen annually. As late as the first Persian war (490 B.C.), they held the supreme command in rotation (cf. the well-known story of Miltiades and his colleagues, Hdt. vi. 110). In later wars, it rarely happened that the entire board of strategi took the field. For an account of their military and civil functions, see Schömann, Antiq. of Greece, p. 420 ff.

αὐτοῦ: i.e. τοῦ μαθεῖν.

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