previous next
16. ὅσαι μέν κτλ.—“This clause (down to ἕκαστοι ἰσχύος) is really subordinate to αἱ δὲ παλαιαί κτλ. Whereas the most recent cities, etc,” Forbes.

17. πλωιμωτέρων ὄντωνwhen navigation was easier, impers, gen. abs. corresponding to πλωιμώτερα ἐγένετο 8. 2. It is a question whether περιουσίας ... ἔχουσαι goes closely with πλωιμωτέρων ὄντων, so that καί joins νεώτατα to ἔχουσαι, or belongs to ἐκτίζοντο: c. 8 καταστάντος τοῦ Μίνω ναυτικοῦ πλωιμώτερα ἐγένετο (i.e. as early as Minos) favours the former; but c. 8.3 seems to show that Thuc. uses νεώτατα here vaguely of cities founded since Minos purged the seas.

20. ἀπελάμβανονoccupied, cutting them off from the mainland with walls. The change of subject from the placenames to their inhabitants is common, e.g. 6.48; 74. 1; 75. 2; 88. 8; 94. 1.

21. ἕκαστοι—in this place because it goes closely with πρὸς τοὺς προσοίκους. On the order of ἕνεκα see 5. 1.

22. ἐπὶ πολύtemporal.

23. On ἀντίσχουσαν (=διὰ τὸ τὴν λ. ἀντίσχειν) see 6. 2 l. 19.

24. καὶ ἐν—the art. not repeated, as often in Thuc. (6. 1), even when the two members are contrasted.

25. ἔφερον—sc. οἱ λῃστεύοντες. They plundered not only one another but those who, though not sea-farers, lived on the coasts (=παραθαλάσσιοι ἦσαν).

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: