μετρίᾳ—this may mean that the Dorians too for a time had worn the ‘Ionian’ dress; but more probably Thuc. in μετρίᾳ and ἐςτὸννῦντρόπον thought rather of the Athenians, and meant merely that the Spartans originated the ‘Dorian’ χιτών.
4. ἰσοδίαιτοι with πρὸςτοὺςπολλούς, τὰμείζω, which is unusual for τὰπλείω, is thought to refer to the fact that land was the sole form of wealth in early Sparta.
Commentary on Thucydides Book 1. E. C. Marchant. 1905. London. MacMillan and Company, Ltd.
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