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[4] 6. μὴ γὰρ ἄλλο τι—Archidamus argues against invading Attica at once, that as long as it is unravaged it is a hostage for the conciliatory behaviour of Athens in the negotiations; when once it is wasted, they will know that they have nothing to lose.

7. ἔχειν (sc. ὑμᾶς), by an idiom common in Thuc.=εἶναι ὑμῖν.

οὐχ ἧσσονthe more so. The cultivation of the poor soil of Attica was necessarily carried on with great care.

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