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Battle on the Eurymedon; conflicts with the Thasians; serious defeat of the Athenians in Thrace.

ἐπ᾽ Εὐρυμέδοντι: Diod. xi. 60; Plut. Cim. 12. Cf. the epigram of Simonides (but see Bergk, Poetae Lyrici Graeci, III^{4}, p. 489 ff.), Anth. Pal. vii. 296, which probably refers to this battle.

ἐνίκων: were victorious. Cf. c. 13. 32; 49. 24.

ἀμφότερα: see on c. 13. 23.

εἷλον...καὶ διέφθειραν : on the order see on c. 91. 26.

τὰς πάσας: in all. Cf. c. 60. 6.—ἐς διακοσίας: Diod. xi.60.7, and Lycurg. c. Leocr. 72, speak of 100 ships, probably following line 6 of the epigram. Good Mss. have ἐς τὰς διακοσίας. But the pleonastic use of the art. with numerals, except in the case of divisions, as in c. 116. 2, 8, seems foreign to Thuc. Kr. on Dion. Hist. p. 303, note 69. Kr. Spr. 50, 2, 8, 9.

χρόνῳ δέ: here δέ of few Mss. is to be preferred to the better attested τε in view of the transition to a disconnected topic.

περὶ τῶν...μετάλλου : see Hdt. vi. 46, 47. The sing. also in c. 101. 15; Hdt. iv.185.5; v.17.8. Kr. Spr. 44, 1, 1; Kühn. 347, 1.

ἐνέμοντο: see on c. 2. 6.

ἀπέβησαν: the narrative is resumed in c. 101. 1.

ἐπὶ δὲ Στρυμόνα: this occurred (iv. 102. § 3) 29 years before the successful settlement of the Athenians at Amphipolis, which took place in Ol. 85. 4; B.C. 437.

Ἀμφίπολιν: so called from its position, described in iv. 102. § 4.

αὐτοί: opp. to the previous possessors, the Edonians. If the order had been ἃς εἶχον Ἠδωνοί, αὐτοὶ ἐκράτησαν, the use of the pron. would not have been surprising. Cf. c. 98. 4; 114. 16; iii.23.4.—ἐκράτησαν, διεφθάρησαν: inaccurately connected with πέμψαντες; but the collective name οἱ Ἀθηναῖοι, which is implied, permits a reference both to the commanding whole and the executing part. Cf. c. 90. 1.

τῆς Θρᾴκης: the gen. of the country placed before the designated portion. So especially when the country has been previously named.—Δραβησκῷ: this accentuation (for Δραβήσκῳ) is confirmed by Herodian, i. p. 153.

ὑπὸ τῶν Θρᾳκῶν ξυμπάντων: defined by the following rel. sentence. See App.—οἷς...κτιζόμενον : for whom this point if occupied by the Athenians was a constant menace of war. Cf. iv.8.34; and v.52.16, οἷς ἦν ἐν βλάβῃ τειχισθὲν [τὸ Ῥίον]. For this const. of the partic. (cf. the Latin ademptus Hector, Hor. Car. ii.4.10: Kühn. L. G. II. § 136, 5), see Kr. Spr. 50, 11, 3. Cf. Pind. Ol. VIII. 65; Pyth. XI. 22; Aesch. Pers. 727; Thuc. i.6.5; 23. 24; ii.49.16; vi.3.11; Dem. XVIII. 32, 57; Lys. III 13. The addition, αἱ Ἐννέα ὁδοί, already twice named, is rightly rejected as a gloss by Cobet.

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