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[2] 27. τοῦ Δαρείου θανάτου—485 B.C. ἐβασίλευσε, ‘reigned,’ rather than ‘became king.’

29. περί τε Σικελίαν —for the vague use of περί cf. Isocr. v. 111 εῖχε μεγίστην δύναμιν τῶν περὶ τὴν Ἀσίαν. This is the age of the great Sicilian tyrants—Thero, Gelo, Hiero.

30 ἐς πλῆθος ἐγένοντοreached a considerable number; probably the lit. sense is ‘came to.’

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