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25. τὰ μακρὰ τείχη—these are not the two parallel ‘Long Walls’ or ‘Long Legs’ so familiar, but (1) the northern or τὸ ἔξωθεν τεῖχος running to Piraeus, and (2) the wall to Phalerum, τὸ Φαληρικὸν τεῖχος. The third wall, parallel to the northern wall, and called τὸ διὰ μέσου or τὸ νότιον τεῖχος was added some years later. (Steup supposes that all three walls are here meant, the two to Piraeus heing included in τὸ ἐς Πειραιᾶ . This is contrary to Andoc. de pace 37 and Plat. Gorg. p. 455 E, and in 2.13. 7 it is not likely that Thuc. means both walls by τὸ μακρόν, esp. as immediately afterwards he uses the plur.)

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