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[5] 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. βίαιοι (like βέβαιος always of two termins. in Thuc.) is a descriptive epithet to εἰσφοραί in general: they are not free gifts (ἐπιδόσεις).

18. σώμασι—cf. c. 121. 3.

20. τὸ μὲν κτλ .—τὸ μὲν ... τὸ δέ apply to σώμασι ... χρήμασι, πιστόν and βέβαιον 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 . — ‘against a power differing in character’ from theirs. The μή under the influence of the infin.

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