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σφόδρα, with the adjectives. τὴν . . . εὐήθειαν . . . προσαγαγόμενον, “that he won over our simple hearts by declaring . . .” The participle agrees with τὸν Φίλιππον understood from above. εὐήθειαν, which is thrown prominently forward, is separated from its governing verb first by a temporal sentence and then by the instrumental τῷ . . . φάσκειν . . . καὶ . . . (τῷ) κατασκευάσαι. Ὀλυνθίους, i.e. Hierax and Stratocles in 358-7. See i. § 8. ἀπήλαυνον, imperfect of attempt, though not necessarily unsuccessful. So Heslop, “set themselves to . . .” ἐνθένδε, as supra, § 4 (note). θρυλούμενον, imperfect participle, helped out by ποτέ. ἀπόρρητον. The secret agreement was that Philip should hand over Amphipolis to Athens, and receive Pydna in exchange. κατασκευάσαι. For the omission of τῷ cf. supra, § 5 (note on τοῦ). The word is used of “trumping up” a fraudulent pretext.
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