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ἱππαρχεῖν: in Athens, two commanders of cavalry (ἵππαρχοι) were chosen in addition to the ten generals of infantry. Xenophon has left us a special treatise (Ἱππαρχικός) on the duties of the hipparchs.

οὐ γὰρ δή: for surely not.

τοῦ ἐλαύνειν: sc. ἕνεκα. For the articular inf., see on i.1.12.

ἱπποτοξόται: a body of mounted archers, 200 in number, thrown out as light skirmishers in advance of the main army.

τοῦ γνωσθῆναι: for the sake of becoming known.

ἐπεὶ καί: cf. ii.8.5.

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