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9. ὀργῇ φέροντεςexcited by the war, ὀργή being ‘passion, excitement, impulse,’ as well as anger. It is the ‘war fever’ that Thuc. means.

11. τὰ κράτιστα—cf. c. 19, end.

12. ἔκ τε αὐτῆς κτλ .—ἐρέτας is object of ἀγείροντες, to which μισθῷ πείθοντες is subordinate. Steup, however, supplies ναῦς to ἀγείροντες, and makes μ. πείθοντες co-ordinate with ἀγείροντες. He joins τῆς ἄλλης . ἐρέτας together (‘rowers belonging to other parts of Greece’). With the ordinary construction, supply ἐκ before τῆς.

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