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1. The measures men- tioned in τὰ μὲν σῶσαι and τὰ δ̓... πρᾶξαι (4) were designed to secure a friendly coast for the corn-trade.

2. βοηθείας: cf. § 305.8.

3. γράφοντα τοιαῦτα, by propos- ing measures accordingly.

4. ὅπως ὑπάρξει πρᾶξαι, i.e. to get possession of them (cf. ὑπαρχόντων in 2).

6. Εὔβοιαν: Euboea, with its long coasts, was always essential to the safety of the corn trade.

7. τὰς μεγίστας: especially Thebes in 339 B.C.—ὧν ἐνέλειπε τῇ πόλει, what the city lacked: ἐλλείπει is here impersonal, like ἐνδεῖ; so Plat. Leg. 844 B, εἴ τισι τόποις...ἐλλείπει τῶν ἀναγκαίων πωμάτων, and 740 C.

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