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[406] ἡμεῖς: emphatic ‘anaphora’ of the subject, with explanatory asyndeton.

καί: const. with “εἵλομεν”. “We not merely (like our fathers) besieged Thebes, but also captured it.”

Θήβης: for the gen., see on 103. For the sing., see on “Μυκήνη” 52.

ἕδος: cf. “ναιετάουσι” 45.

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