—necessary, because of c. 47. 1
. The object of the peculiar order is to draw ἑκάστου εἷς
11. ὡς ἕκαστοι
—cf. c. 3. 4
12. ταῖς ἄριστα τῶν νεῶν πλεούσαις
—notice the order of the partitive gen.: the rule in Attic is that it is not placed in attributive position unless the last word is an adj. or partic., and even then it is rare except in Thuc.: the most exceptional instance of this order is 4.62 τοὺς τῶν Σικελῶν
(‘among the S.’) ξυμμάχους
16. πολλοὺς μὲν ὁπλίτας
—in the Peloponnesian War only ten ἐπιβάται
were on board; and it is specially noted (in the case of what battle?) in the seventh book as exceptional to have many fighting men on a trireme. But in the earlier sea-fights the opposing ships were rowed alongside, and the battle was really ‘a land fight on sea.’
19. ἀπειρότερον ἔτι
—still with little experience
of naval tactics.
— dat. of cause
, ‘not so much because of the skill displayed, but for the most part (sc. καρτερά
) resembling a land engagement.’ The latter clause means it was like a stoutly contested land battle.
25. μᾶλλόν τι
more.’ The phrase is common.