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23. ἐς τοῦτο=ἐς τὸ ψηφίσασθαι τὸν πόλεμον.

24. γάρ implies ‘otherwise we should blame them.’

25. τὰ ἴδια ἐξ ἴσου νέμονταςwhile attending to their own interests as much as others do. τὰ ἴδια is the interests of Sparta in contrast with τὰ κοινά, the common interests of the confederates. ἐξ ἴσου=with as much care as others of the confederates (esp. the Corinthians) attend to their own interests. νέμω is here not ‘assign,’ but ‘direct, manage,’ as often in trag.: how distinet the two senses are may be seen from

τῆσδ᾽ ἧς ἐγὼ κράτη τε καὶ θρόνους νέμω
μήτ᾽ ἐσδέχεσθαι μήτε προσφωνεῖν τινα
... μήτε χερνιβὂς νέμειν.

Here νέμοντας τὰ ἴδια has reference to αὐτοὶ ἐψηφισμένοι τὸν πόλεμόν εἰσι, and προσκοπεῖν τὰ κοινὰ to ἡμᾶς ἐς τοῦτο ξυνήγαγον.

26. προσκοπεῖνnot to foresee, but to consider before others, in a higher degree, in contrast with ἐξ ἴσου and corresponding to the προ- in προτιμῶνται.

ἐν ἄλλοις—the Schol takes this as neut., and so many edd., ‘in other respects’ or ‘on other occasions’: but some prefer the masc., and this is better, ‘among others,’ i.e. when the Lac. send representatives to a meeting in any allied city.

27. ἐκ πάντωνabove all (masc,; some render ‘by all,’ which is less likely).

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