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[3] 2. Πελοποννησίους καὶ τοὺς .—i.e. our allies in Peloponnese and neighbours (who are not allies), esp. Argos. (Some see a hendiadys here, but it is unnecessary.)

3. παρόμοιοςa match for; cf. ἁντίπαλος.

5. ἐφ᾽ ἕκαστα—we can strike at any point promptly.

9. ἴπποις καὶ ὅπλοις καὶ ὄχλῳ—the transl. ‘cavalry and hoplites and light-armed troops’ is possible (cf. e.g. Xen. Anab. 3.236); but the simple rendering (ὄχλῳ = population) is borne out by τοῖς ὅπλοις καὶ τῷ πλήθει, c. 81. 1.

12. φόρου ὑποτελεῖς—contrast c. 19. 1.

13. τίνι—neut.

17. ἔνεσται = μεταξὺ γενήσεται (Croiset).

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