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The allies decide to attack Tegea, whereupon the Eleans return home in anger because their proposal to attack Lepreum had been rejected.

ἐφ᾽ τι χρὴ ἰέναι: is the regular periphrasis for the deliberative subj. in dependent clauses. Cf. i. 40. 20; 91. 4; ii. 4. 10; iii. 11. 18; 53. 9; iv. 34. 25; 125. 5.

ἐκέλευον: sc. ἰέναι. So also in 6, with ἐψηφίσαντο.

[Τεγεα] τῶν : see App.

ἐνεδίδοσαν: impf. expressing attempted action. So also in iv. 76. 13.—τὰ πράγματα: cf. ii. 65. 43, τὰ πράγματα ἐνδιδόναι.

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