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[4] 13. ἐπιστρατεύομεν — ‘nor is it our way to attack a colony exceptionally unless we have suffered ...’ The partic. must be conditional; but the sense is much improved by ἐπεστρατεύομεν, sc. ἄν, nor should we be attacking them (Corcyra) in a manner so exceptional (as we are doing). Thus μὴ . would=εἰ μὴ ἠδικούμεθα. If ἐπιστρατεύομεν be right, ἐκπρεπῶς may=‘unreasonably,’ being explained by μὴ ... ἀδικούμενοι: but ‘exceptionally’ has much more point here.

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