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[4] 1. καὶ οὐκ ἀσφαλές takes up τὸ πρῶτον: when we had acquired this power it was necessary to guard it.

2. καί τινων κτλ. = καὶ έπεί τινες καὶ ἀποστάντες ἤδη κατεστραμμένοι ἦσαν.

5. ὑπόπτων—there seems to be no advantage in rendering ‘suspieious’ here in preference to ‘suspected.’

6. πρὸς ὑμᾶς—i.e. now that you were no longer friendly to us, our allies would have taken to revolting to you.

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