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78. 22. πρόσθησθεassume, ‘take upon yourselves,’ cf. c. 144. 1. 4; Eur. Her. 146 ἴδια προσθέσθαι κακά.

24. φιλεῖ ἐς τύχας ... περιίστασθαιis wont to turn out at last a series of chances, from which we (you and we) are equally remote (i.e. we cannot see into them).

[2] 26. ἐν ἀδήλῳ κ.—depends on what is hidden. The ordinary phrase would be ἐν ἀδήλῳ ἐστί, and so we have a compression of ἐν . ἐστὶ καὶ κινδυνεύεται. For this kind of expression cf. vii. 77 ἐν κινδύνῳ αἰωροῦμαι.

[3] 28. τῶν ἔργων—without stopping to think: as Thuc. says elsewhere, at the beginning of a war, men are impulsive. ἔχονται is equivalent to ἅπτονται.

χρῆν ὕστερον δρᾶν — if is right (and the Schol. as well as all MSS. has it), we cannot render a thing which, but must make τῶν ἔργων antecedent: nor is there any objection to this except that Thuc. regularly uses δρᾶναὐτό or αὐτά) differently; see c. 5. 2: but δρῶ τὰ ἔργα is good Greek, e.g. συννοίᾳ θ᾽ ἅμα οἷον δέδρακεν ἔργον Eur. And. 806.

29. ἤδηonly when, with κακοπαθοῦντες.

[4] 2. ὄντες οὔτ᾽ αὐτοί—strictly this should have been οὔτ᾽ αὐτοὶ ὄντες.

3. λέγομεν .—we charge you.

αὐθαίρετος—i.e. not forced on us by circumstances.

6. λύεσθαι—cf. c. 140. 2 τὰ ἐγκλήματα διαλύεσθαι.

ξυνθήκην—in the thirty years' truce.

8. ἄρχοντας—c. 49. 4.

ταύτῃ ἂν ὑφηγῆσθεfollowing just wherever you may lead.

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    • Euripides, Andromache, 806
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    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.140.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.144.1
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