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[3] 16. καθελόντες—this and the following aor. partic. are what are called ‘timeless,’ i.e, they denote merely the act, not time anterior to the verb. This happens only when the leading verb is in aorist. Cf. the constn. with ἔτυχον ἔλαθον, ἔφθασα.

17. χρήματά τε κτλ.—the order is ταξάμενοι αὐτίκα ἀποδοῦναι χ. ὅσα ἔδει καὶ τὸ λοιπὸν φέρεινχ. ὅσα ἔδει), and χ. ὅσα ἔδει is the common object and so is put first. Note the aor. of one act and the pres. of a system. (It is certainly wrong to make ἀποδοῦναι depend only on ἔδει and to render καί also. This would mean that they were always to pay as much as the indemmty now exacted).

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