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Φίλιππον, sc. ὄντα. συμπαραθεῖτε, ‘you run about at his heels.’ στρατηγεῖσθε, a bold exaggeration. The Athenians allow Philip to direct their movements as completely as if he were their own general. πρὸ τῶν πραγμάτων is pleonastic, the sense being more fully given in the clause πρὶν ἂν...πύθησθε. Note the alliteration. αὐτὴν τὴν ἀκμήν, ‘the very crisis.’ ἥκει, sc. ταῦτα. οὐκέτ᾽ ἐγχωρεῖ, ‘there is no longer room’ for such a weak policy.