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26. καταστάντες καθίστημι means frequently ‘put into a (settled) state,’ with ἐς: the intrans. ‘settle down.’ As the ships were motionless, a regular pitched battle was fought.

27. διέκπλοι—the famous manœuvre consisted of ‘rowing through the intervals of the enemy's linc, and thus getting in their rear, ... and before the ship of the adversary could change its position, of striking it either in the stern, or in some weak part’ (Grote). It is first heard of in Hdt. 6.12.

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