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51. 7. ὑποτοπήσαντες—rare and poetical verb, used by Thuc. several times only in aor. inhn. or partic.

[2] 9. τοῖς δὲ Κερκυραίοις—dat. of agent, which Thuc. with the poets uses with all parts of the passive.

10. ἐπέπλεον—sc. αἱ Ἀττικαὶ νῆες. With ἐκ τοῦ ἀφανοῦς supply αὐτοῖς, from a quarter where they were invisible.

12. πρίνuntil: here and elsewhere the indic. is used after a positive sentence; but notice οὐχ ἑωρῶντο, and see M.T. 635.

13. ἐκεῖναιyonder. Notice the vivid form.

[3] 16. ἀπαλλαγὴ ἐγένετο=ἀπηλλάγησαν.

17. ἐτελεύτα ἐς νύκτα—pregnant construction.

21. Ἁνδοκίδης—there is some donbt about the name, because an inscription relating to the expenses of this fleet is extant, and in it Glaucon is mentioned as στρατηγός, and two other names, both mutilated, are given (see crit. note); neither name can have been Andocides. However, if Andocides did hold some sort of command in this fleet, he is the grandfather of the orator Andocides. (My opinion is that the text is right, and that Thuc. has made a mistake here. If Andocides is the wrong name, Leogoras, too, must be due to corruption; and the double corruption seems very unlikely. If Andocides sen. had held this command, the orator would have alluded to the matter. He mentions that his grandfather had a hand in the thirty years' peace.)

[5] 26. ὡρμίσαντο—subject ‘the Athenian ships,’ the abrupt change being characteristic.

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