26 = 21.32.κατάγειν: to lead down, to lead back. Inf. of purpose. The coast was thought of as lower both than the ‘high seas’ and the inland plain. In most districts of Greece the ground rises rapidly from the sea. ἐπὶ νῆας: equiv. to “ἐς στρατόν”. The ships drawn up on shore were such a prominent part of the Greek camp that ‘to the ships’ often means ‘to the tents.’
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