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64. 7. ἐκ—cf. πρός, which might have been used here, c. 62. 1.

8. τεῖχος—this is deleted by Classen and others; but the sense is ‘they cut off (from communication with the north) the northern wall’—of course by building a wall farther north. See below 64.3. ἐφρούρουν is intrans.

10. ἀτείχιστον—not ‘unfortified,’ which is not true (see c. 56. 2), but ‘not walled off,’ ‘not isolated’ from the south.

13. διαβάντες—by sea.

14. γενομένοις—the aor., though weakly supported, is necessary, ‘if they should have divided’ being clearly the sense. In 6.100 we have correctly φοβούμενοι μὴ σφίσι δίχα γιγνομένοις ῥᾷον μάχωνται, because there the sense is ‘if they made a practice of.’

[2] 15. ἐν τῇ πόλει—at Athens.

18. Φορμίωνα—the celebrated admiral.

20. Ἀφύτιος—Ionic gen. of Ἄφυτις: cf.e.g. Τήρης Τήρεω 2.29.

23. ἀπετείχισε τὸ ... τεῖχος—the bracketing of τεῖχος makes the sense ‘walled it off on the south side’; cf. τὸ δ᾽ ἐς τὴν Παλλήνην above 64.1 (where, however, τεῖχος may be supplied). But ‘walled off the south wall’ may very well be the meaning as above in l. 8. Classen retains τεῖχος here and renders ‘built across the south line of circum vallation.’ This is scarcely the meaning of ἀποτειχίζω.

26. ναυσὶν ἄμα ἐφ.—with a fleet blockading it.

1. ξυνεβούλευε ... ἤθελε ... ἔπειθε — like ἐκέλευε: such words being often used in imperf. when a speaker is giving advice.

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