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[3] 14. τὰ ἔτι παλαίτερα—events preceding the Trojan war.

15. ἀδύνατα—Thuc. frequently uses the neut. plur. of the verbal or of an adj. for the sing. where the subject is an infin. or a sentence. The use is mainly poetical.

τεκμηρίων—these ‘evidences’ are detailed in cc. 2-17: (1) migrations were frequent; (2) there was no common name; (3) weakness by sea; (4) the expeditions by land were on a small scale and were confined to border-fighting; (5) the tyrants hampered Greece proper, and Persia hampered Ionia.

1. ὧν belongs to πιστεῦσαι, and is probably attracted from . Chambry quotes Soph. OT 646 πίστευσον, Οἰδίπους, τάδε, for the accus. with πιστεύω.

ἐπὶ μακρότατον σκοποῦντιby earrying my inquiry to the farthest hunt (of the past). ἐπὶ μακρότατον of time also in Hdt. 1.171, in a similar connexion.

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