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18. ὥσπερ καί—the καί marks the connexion of the two acts, ἀνίστησιἑκαθέζετο ἔχων αὐτόν =μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ. Notice the extreme solemnity of supplication by the life of the child.

19. καὶ μέγιστον ἦν . τοῦτο—parenthetical.

23. ἑτέραν—the Aegean.

24. τὴν .—sc. πόλιν. This Alexander was father of Perdiccas (see c. 57). Thuc. calls the town ‘Alexander's’ because it lay south of Macedon proper. Its status caused difficulty at various times, for it never fully acquiesced in Macedonian rule till conquered by Philip the Great.

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