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The terms of the treaty of alliance between the Lacedaemonians and the Athenians.

(καί Ἀθηναῖοι): see App.

τρόπῳ...δυνατόν : the formal and somewhat verbose language is characteristic of the style of documents. Cf. 11, and c. 47. 14 and 23. Kühn. 582, 2, N. 4.

καταλύειν: abs. without πόλεμον. So also in 14 and vii. 58. 8 f.

εἶναι: used like γίγνεσθαι with advs. is a somewhat antiquated usage. Cf. 15.

δουλεία: in collective sense occurs also in Plato, Legg. vi. 776 c. and Arist. Pol. ii. 5. The danger here referred to was also mentioned in c. 14. 17 ff. as one of the reasons for concluding the peace.

Ἀθηναίους: see App.

ὀμοῦνται: the same transition to a finite mood as in c. 18. 12.

τὰ Διονύσια: the great or city Dionysia (cf. c. 20. 2) at which time many foreigners visited Athens.

τὰ Ὑακίνθια: the festival of Apollo of Amyclae in the month Hyacinthios, corresponding to the Attie Hecatombaeon.

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