22. ὥσπερεἶχεν—as he was, ‘in his present condition,’ i.e. shut up in the building; cf. e.g. 2.46. (In 6.57. 3 I accepted Krüger's version ‘forthwith’; but I agree with Steup that this is wrong.) If he had ‘expired’ inside, the holy place would have been profaned.
Commentary on Thucydides Book 1. E. C. Marchant. 1905. London. MacMillan and Company, Ltd.
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