21. προύπεμψαν—before taking hostile action.
23. ζεύξαντες—probably this means that they inserted new cross-beams, called ζυγώματα or ζυγά, connecting one side of the ship with the other. (The ζυγώματα. however, may be ribs, σταμῖνες.) This has nothing to do with undergirding, which, as Mr. Forbes says, would be ζώσαντες.
24. ἐπισκευάσαντες—overhauled to see if repairs were needed.
Commentary on Thucydides Book 1. E. C. Marchant. 1905. London. MacMillan and Company, Ltd.
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