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Phaeax, after negotiations with several cities of Italy, returns to Athens.

τῇ παρακομιδῇ καὶ ἀναχωρήσει: the two corresponding nouns with but one art., as in i. 120. 10, τὴν κατακμιδὴν καὶ πάλιν ἀντίληψιν, and ii. 64. 27.

ἐχρημάτισε: λόγους προσήνεγκε, Schol. This is used in like manner of conducting public business in c. 61. 6; i. 87. 17. With the dat., here only. Of the conduct of money matters, the mid. χρηματίζεσθαι is used in vii. 13. 13.

φιλίας τοῖς Ἀθηναίοις: cf. i. 63. 9, τοῖς Ποτειδαιάταις βοηθοί; iii. 66. 17; iv. 23. 4. The dat. depends upon the verbal force of φιλίας (G. 185; H. 765 a) in spite of the fact that φιλέω takes the acc. Kühn. 424, 2.

ἐκπεπτωκόσιν: the attrib. partic. is not infrequently put by Thuc. after its subst. when the latter is further limited by other words. Cf. i. 11. 19; 90. 6; and often. Perhaps, however, Cobet (Mnem. 14, p. 4) is right in omitting ἐποίκοις as a gloss.— τὴν Σικελιωτῶν ὁμολογίαν: the terms of this agreement between Athens and the Sicilians (424 B.C.) are given in iv. 65.

στασιασάντων Μεσσηνίων: Messene was disturbed by factions from its foundation to the latest times. See vi. 4. 24 ff., and A. Holm, Gesch. Siciliens, I. p. 198 ff.

τῶν ἑτέρων: doubtless the Ionic portion of the population, which had been subjected by Anaxilas (vi. 4. 34 ff.). These people, from the moment of their first appearance in Sicily, had had dealings with the Epizephyrian Locrians (Hdt. vi. 23).—ἐξεπέμφθησαν: i.e. by the Locrians to Messene in accordance with the invitation (ἐπαγαγομένων).

καὶ ἐγένετο: joined to the rel. clause in loose grammatical connexion. Cf. c. 2. 14.

[τοῖς κομιζομένοις]: see App.

ἐγεγένητο γάρ: on his way to Sicily, Phaeax had made a preliminary arrangement with the Locrians, who had hitherto been averse to the Athenian alliance.

οὐκ ἐσπείσαντο: they made no treaty, wishing to be free to take advantage of any opportunities which might be offered them, such as the occurrences at Messene above referred to.

οὐδ᾽ ἂν τότε: sc. ἐσπείσαντο.

Ἰπωνιέας καὶ Μεδμαίους : see App.

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