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[6] 3. τὴν μὲν γὰρ κτλ—apparently τὴν ... λόγῳ is attributive predicate to τοὺς Ἀθηναίους ... ἀναγκάσαι, as Classen explains, lit. As for the truest motive ... I think that the A... . forced etc. The assumption of a ‘confnsion of construction’ (Kiuger) seems unnecessary. Chambry explains τὴν . πρόφασιν τοὺς Ἀθηναίους ἡγοῦμαι ... καὶἡγοῦμαι) ... ἀναγκάσαι, so that ἡγοῦμαι has two objects differently expressed, but γιγνομένους and παρέχοντας can scarcely be separated.

4. πρόφασιν—of the actual motive, as in 6.6, and now and then in other authors. When so used it seems to denote the motive as it appears to the mind of the writer as distinct from the motive as put forward by the doer.

5. μεγάλους γιγνομένους—in c. 118 Thuc. says that the Athenians during the period between the foundation of the Delian Confederacy and the war (the Pentecontaetia) ἐπὶ μέγα ἐχώρησαν δυνάμεως. We might, therefore, look for μείζους ἀεί in place of μεγάλους, but, as this is the first mention of Atheman power, the pos. is quite natural. This growing greatness of A. is described in cc. 88-118; αι: ... λ. αἰτίαι occupy cc. 24-87.

11. . ἐστι πόλιςthere is a city named E.

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