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72. 9. τῶν δὲ Ἀθηναίων ἔτυχε γάρ—cf. c. 115. 4; viii. 30. The gen. follows the constn. of the clause immediately following, and this produces a confusion of constn. between

οἱ δ᾽ . (ἔτυχον γὰρ ... παροῦσαὡς ᾔσθοντο and τῶν δ᾽ . ἔτυχε πρεσβεια παροῦσα και ὡς ῄσθοντο.

The anacoluthon is lessened by deleting καί, but it is only a matter of degree.

13. παριτητέα—Thuc. alone among prose writers affects this use of the plur. neut. of the verbal adj.; cf. c. 79 etc.

14. ἐγκλημάτων — cf. c. 67. 4. The Athenians saw that their business was to answer the Corinthian's speech. See Intr. p. XXXV.

16. δηλῶσαι δέ—if this were expressed as strictly parallel to the μέν clause, we should have δηλώσοντας δέ.

17. ἐν πλέονι—of time, like ἐν μέσῳ, ἐν ὅσῳ etc.

[2] 24. προσελθόντες—to the ephors; contrast παρελθόντες below.

26. εἴ τι μὴ ἀποκωλύοι—this is the reading of the Laurentian, and its evidence in such a point outweighs all the other MSS. The confusion between the forms of indic. subj. and opt. is continually met with in MSS.; this passage does not stand on the same footing as 6.21 where εἰ ξυστῶσιν is the only reading.

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