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[4] 22. αὐτομολίαις—by encouraging the slaves in Attica to desert to them. This actually happened in the case of Decelea in after years.

25. πλέον γὰρ ἔχομεν κτλ .—ἐμπειρίας depends on πλέον ἔχομεν, we have more experience of land operations through our naval experience than they have in naval operations from their service on land. Pericles alludes to the use of Athenian fleets on hostile coasts in connexion with descents on the land (ἀποβάσεις). The knowledge of the Pel. coast-line would enable them to choose the right point for an ἐπιτείχισις.

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