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Truce between Athens and Sparta; successful battles in Cyprus and on the coast; hostile action of Athens and Sparta about Delphi.

διαλιπόντων: intr., of time. Cf. iii.74.1. In v.10.54 it agrees with the subj. of the sentence.—γίγνονται: pass. of ποιεῖσθαι. Cf. c. 51. 9; 73. 2; 75. 14.

πενταετεῖς: St. and v. H. read πεντέτεις here and δεκέτης in v.25.3; 26. 16, without Mss., following the analogy of πεντετηρίς, iii.104.13, and the corresponding forms in Ar. Ach. 188, 191; Soph. Phil. 715; Eur. El. 1153. But the uncertainty of the orthography of τριακοντούτεις (c. 23. 19; 115. 3; ii.2.2) and of πεντηκοντούτεις (v.27.1; 32. 19) indicates the absence of an established usage.

καί: and accordingly; see on c. 109. 17.

Ἑλληνικοῦ πολέμου: not a designation of a particular war, but expressing collectively all the military operations of the past ten years which were not against the Persians. Ullrich, Hell. Kr. p. 6 ff.—ἔσχον: Schol., ἐπέσχον, not = ἀπέσχοντο, ‘they abstained from,’ but ceased, made a pause. So particularly the imv. σχές, Soph. O. C. 1169; Eur. Hec. 963; I. A. 1467. The gen. πολέμου is part., for in c. 113 the Ἑλληνικὸς πόλεμος is continued. In viii.31.2, the compound ἐπέσχον is similarly used. Cf. Plat. Lys. 210 e; Xen. Cyr. iv.2.12; An. iii.4.36; Dem. XIV. 5; Ar. Av. 1200.

ἀπ᾽ αὐτῶν: out of the number of 200. Cf. c. 110. 2; 116. 14.—Ἀμυρταίου: see c. 110. § 2.—μεταπέμποντος: act. also in iv.30.12; vi.52.8; 71. 10; 88. 56; vii.8.7; 15. 6; 42. 20. Mid. in i.95.9; ii.29.4; iii.2.8; iv.100.1; v.47.38, 40; 82. 9; vii.31.8; 80. 23; viii.5.5; 37. 18; 57. 12. Each means substantially to summon to one by a message, with greater or less insistence upon employment for the purposes of the subj. See App.

Κίτιον: on the south coast of Cyprus, birthplace of Zeno the Stoic.

ὑπὲρ Σαλαμῖνος: off Salamis. Arn. compares the use of μετέωρος, as in c. 48. 4, “from the apparent elevation of the horizon line of the sea above the shore.” Cf. c. 137. 16; viii.95.24.

ἐναυμάχησαν: in Diod. xii.3.3, and Plut. Cim. 18. 7, this victory of the Attic fleet is erroneously ascribed to Cimon.— 11. ἀμφότερα: see on c. 13. 23; 100. 4. Diod. xii.4.4, represents the so-called Peace of Callias to have been made with Persia in consequence of these successes. On this, see on viii.56.18; Grote, V. c. 45, p. 190 ff.; Kr. Stud. I. p. 74 ff., who denies the conclusion of any such peace.

αἱ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου...μετ̓ αὐτῶν : the attrib. partic. is placed as in c. 11. 19. μετ᾽ αὐτῶν is to be taken with ἀπεχώρησαν. On the omission of αἱ, see App.

πόλεμον ἐστράτευσαν: like πόλεμον πολεμεῖν in viii.58.26. Here only in Thuc., but recurring in Diod. and Appian. Any war would be called ἱερός which concerned the Delphian oracle or treasures. With the support of Athens (see c. 108. 9), the Phocians, who were always at variance with the Delphians, had possessed themselves of the temple and oracle. Now (B.C. 448) the Lacedaemonians had put it again in charge of the Delphians; but shortly afterwards (acc. to Philochorus, Schol. on Ar. Av. 556, ὕστερον τρίτῳ ἔτει τοῦ προτέρου πολέμου) the Athenians reinstated the Phocians, being, acc. to Plut. Per. 21. 2, under the command of Pericles. See Grote, XI. c. 87, p. 49.

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