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1. ἐς ἐλπίδα ἐς is properly ‘bearing on,’ ‘tending to,’ as in λέγειν τι εἰς τὸ πρᾶγμα (Dem. 57.7) etc.

2. ἢν ἐθέλητε—all this is prophetic, if, as is almost certain, it was really said by Pericles and not put into his mouth by Thuc. after the event.

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