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1. ἦλθον πρεσβείᾳ = ἐπρεσβεύσαντο, the sociative dat. as in naval and military expressions; but there is no other example of this phrase and hence the variant readings.

τὰ μὲν κτλ.—partly because etc. μήτε not οὔτε because apprehension is implied.

5. τὸ πλῆθος —see c. 14. 2.

6. γενομένην—for the order see c. 11. 3.

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