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[2] 8. εἱστήκει—sc. τείχη.

9. τὸ βουλόμενον (= τὴν βούλησιν) καὶ ὕποπτον — see c. 36. 1. ἐς τοὐς . certainly belongs to δηλοῦντες and means before the assembly. For δηλοῦν in this use cf. c. 82. 1.

11. ὠς δὲ τοῦ β.—but on the ground that, still depending on ἠξιουν.

13. ἀπὸ ἐχυροῦ ποθεν ... ὁρμᾶσθαιto use any stronghold as a base of operations. ποθεν by attraction for που.

νῦνlately. Herod. 9.33 fol. tells us how the Persian general Mardonius made Thebes his headquarters.

15. ἀναχώρησίν τε καὶ ἀφορμήνas a place to retreat to or advance from, abstract for concrete.

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