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[5] 23. κατὰ μόνας—perhaps δυνάμεις is the subst, omitted in this phrase=‘unaided.’

28. μέγας—sc. ἔσται ἡμῖν.

1. μὴ μετὰ κακίας κτλ.not maliciously, but because we were mistaken in our policy, we boldly act in a manner inconsistent with our former inactivity. There is nothing mean in seeking an alliance now for the first time when we are in danger: we were mistaken in not seeking it before.

4. ξυντυχία ... τῆς . χρείας—lit. the coincidence of our request, i.e. ‘our request, coming at such a moment.’

10. ὡς ἂν μάλιστα ... μαρτυρίου—se. καταθεῖσθε, lit. as you would most with a record never forgotten, i.e. ‘in the manner most certain to be remembered for ever by us.’

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