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[3] 8. ἡγησάμενοιconsidering; so often in the aor.: they reflected ὅτι οι μὲν Δωριεῖς, οἱ δὲ Ἴωνες (Schol.).

μή τι κτλ.—this depends on δείσαντες, the clause between being parenthetical; a not very common form of constn.; cf. Soph. Antig. 1278 τὰ δ᾽ ἐν δόμοις | ἔοικας ἥκειν καὶ τάχ᾽ ὄψεσθαι κακά, with Jebb's note.

9. νεωτερίσωσι—i e. by joining the helots. This would be an instance of their τολμηρὸν καὶ νεωτεροποιία.

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