21. τῷ πλήθει
—the king includes the population of the confederate states. It is true that Sparta could pour a far greater number of troops into Attica than Athens could into the Peloponnese.
—by repeated incursions.
This was the method adopted, and this is probably written after the event.
1. κἀν τούτῳ
—‘in that case.
. In καταλύεσθαι
the mid. denotes reciprocity, as in σπένδεσθαι
—sc. ἢ αναγκασθῆναι πολεμεῖν
τῇ γῇ δουλεῦσαι
—slaves to their land,
so that they will not endure to see it ravaged, but will resist vigorously. Cf. Archidamus to the same effect in 2.11.6-8