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ἐπί, ‘to meet.’

τὰς ... στρατείας . Note (1) that the demonstrative pronoun ταύτας is inserted between the article and its substantive: this, though contrary to the usual rule, may be done when a word or phrase attributive to the substantive follows the article and precedes the demonstrative (if another attribute follows the demonstrative, as here, the article is not repeated); cf. § 19 τὰς ἐπιστολιμαίους ταύτας δυνάμεις: and (2) that the words εἰς Πύλας κ.τ.. which are attributive to στρατείας have not the article repeated before them though they follow the substantive: this is admissible (a) when the words following the substantive are so closely connected with words preceding it that they form practically a single attribute, and (b) when the substantive has a distinctly verbal character and the attribute is adverbial in form.

αὐτοῦ, i.e. Φιλίππου, with στρατείας.

The allusions are to Philip's operations in 352—351 B.C.: see Introd. §§ 6, 9.

παραστῆσαι, ‘to put a thing beside,’ and so ‘before’ a person; hence ‘to suggest’ a thought. The inferior MSS. have παραστῆναι, ‘this thought must enter his mind.’

εἰς Εὔβοιαν, sc. ὡρμήσατε, alluding to the successful expedition under Timotheus in 357 B.C.

εἰς Ἁλίαρτον, sc. ὑμᾶς ὁρμῆσαι (or φασὶν may be placed between commas and treated as parenthetic), in reference to the assistance given by Athens to Thebes in 395, when the latter, with Argive and Corinthian allies, defeated Lysander. φασὶν, because the occurrence was of too remote a date to be treated as a matter of common knowledge.

εἰς Πύλας, in 352 B.C.; see Introd. § 6.

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