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53. 18. ἄνευ κηρυκείου—cf. c. 146. Had they sent him with a herald's wand they would have admitted a state of war, and treated the Athenians as enemies.

[2] 21. πολέμου ἄρχοντεςacting as aggressors in war and breaking treaties: in reality the ref. is to the thirty years' treaty, but the vague expression heightens the effect.

26. λύετε—we expect λύειν. εἰ δ᾽ nearly=ἐπεὶ δέ.

[3] 1. τῶν δὲ Κερκυραίων—this is divided into τὸ μὲν στρατό πεδον and οἱ δὲ Ἀθηναῖοι, possibly because the Athenians and Corcyreans together make up the other, or Corcyrean, side; possibly by a slight anacoluthon.

2. ὅσονas far as they were within hearing.

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