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τοῦτο γάρ τοι καὶ θαυμαστόν ἐστι: that is just what is so strange. τοῦτο serves as energetic introduction to τὸ πειθάρχειν, εἶναι. Cf. ii.4.1.

τοιούτους: i.e. sailors, gymnasts, dancers, etc., who were generally of the lower classes; while hoplites and cavalry were composed of the free and well-to-do citizens.

καλοκἀγαθίᾳ: dat. of respect.

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