13. ὅτι ἐγγύτατα τούτου
—i.e. putting ourselves in thought as nearly as possible in the position of islanders.
—those outside Athens. During the invasions the population of Attica had to crowd into the city, as Athens could not bring into the field an army strong enough to oppose the Pel. invading force.
—we must not let our indignation at our losses drive us into a decisive action with a superior enemy.
—for the pres. in fut. sense cf. c. 121. 4 ἁλίσκονται
—sc. οἱ ξύμμαχοι
: they will join the enemy.
meaning with ἄνδρας produce.