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[2] 14. τὰ δ᾽ ἔργα τῶν πραχθέντων—verbally this is opposed to τὴν ἀκρίβειαν τῶν λεχθέντων rather than to ὅσα λόγῳ εἶπον.

16. ἠξίωσαthought it my business.

οὐδ᾽ ὡς ἐμοὶ ἐδόκειin accordance with my own whims.

17. οἷς τε αὐτὸς παρῆν—i.e. (ἠξίωσα γράφειν ἐκεῖναοἷς: I described facts which I myself witnessed and (I described facts) after inquiring about each detail from others, thus ἐπεξελθών is parallel to οἷς αὐτὸς παρῆν, which, as Mr. Forbes says, is equivalent to αὐτὸς παραγενόμενος. (Another way is to make ἐπεξελθών govern οἶς αὐτὸς παρῆν, but this has the great disadvantage of making οἷς αὐτὸς παρῆν and παρὰ τῶν ἄλλων parallel phrases. See crit. note.)

18. ὅσον δυνατὸν ἀκριβείᾳ—for (τοσοῦτονὅσον (accus. δυνατὸνἦν. Notice that ἀκριβείᾳ here is subjective in sense, meaning the aecuracy of Thuc, not the accuracy of the facts, as in 22.1.

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