16. αἱ δὲ περιουσίαι
—this sentence has direct reference to the finaneral condition of Athens. The policy of Pericles was to accumulate a reserve, so that the εἰσφορά
—war-tax on property—was seldom levied; but the Pel. would depend on such a tax; see c. 121. 4
always of two termins. in Thuc.) is a descriptive epithet to εἰσφοραί
in general: they are not free gifts (ἐπιδόσεις
—cf. c. 121. 3
20. τὸ μὲν κτλ .—τὸ μὲν ... τὸ δέ
apply to σώμασι ... χρήμασι, πιστόν
being pred.: lit. having in the one a possession they can rely on—viz. that it may come safe out of the dangers; but in the other a belonging for which they have no security that they will not spend it before the war ceases.
26. μὴ πρὸς ὁμοίαν ἀ.
— ‘against a power differing in character’ from theirs. The μή
under the influence of the infin.