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τὰ χωρία, especially those mentioned just below. τὸν τόπον τοῦτον, the shores of the Thermaic gulf. Notice that οἰκεῖον and κύκλῳ are predicative and belong to εἴχομεν: the position of κύκλῳ in separation from the article prevents us from taking it as attributive, though it may be translated as if it were so (Liddell and Scott's view is untenable). See Introd., §§ 5, 6. ἐθνῶν, especially the Illyrians and Paeonians. ἐλεύθερα is stronger than αὐτονομούμενα, denoting complete independence of any foreign power: the words are often coupled.