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Aristeus secretly leaves Potidaea, in order to procure aid from without.

ἀποτειχισθείσης αὐτῆς καὶ ἔχων: see on c. 63. 7, a similar coupling of unlike elements. Cf. also c. 67. 2; iv.28.2, 4; 29. § 1; 100. § 1; and for Latin examples see Nipperdey on Tac. Ann. iii.11.5.

ἄλλο: τι must be repeated, something else.παρὰ λόγον: since Thuc. often uses the subst. παράλογος (cf. c. 78. 3; ii.61.14; 85. 6; iii.16.10; vii.28.17; 55. 4; 61. 12; viii.24.29), and παρὰ λόγον is unquestionable in ii.64.8; iv.26.11; 55. 17; 65. 18; vi.33.31, it is probable that where some Mss. give a neut. adj. παράλογον (here, c. 140. 11; ii.91.15; vii.71.42), which is used by Arist., Polyb., Plut., etc., we should write παρὰ λόγον divisim, corresponding to κατὰ λόγον in ii.89.25; iii.39.24. See Kr. on Dion. p. 267.

πλὴν πεντακοσίων: belongs to τοῖς ἄλλοις.

ἀντίσχῃ : hold out, suffice, in either good or bad sense. Cf. c. 7. 6; ii.64.26; vi.69.9; vii.71.26. On the mood, see on c. 58. 7.—ἤθελε: in pregnant meaning, expressed his willingness. Cf. c. 28. 6.—τῶν μενόντων: part. gen. with verb. Cf. viii.76.7.

τὰ ἐπὶ τούτοις: what was expedient under these circumstances. Cf. vi.45.3; vii.62.14.—ὅπως...ἕξει : also dependent on παρασκευάζειν in the sense of ἐπιμελεῖσθαι.

τὰ ἔξωθεν : proleptic, as c. 62. 17; vi.25.13. See on c. 8. 9.

τὰ ἄλλα: for this semi-adv. use see on c. 38. 6. Supply with the verb τοῖς Χαλκιδεῦσι.

Σερμυλιῶν : depends on πολλούς, but to be understood also with πρὸς τῇ πόλει, which belongs grammatically to λοχήσας: having lain in wait near the city. Sermylia was in the peninsula of Sithonia, acc. to Hdt. vii.122.9, between Galepsus and Mecyberna.

ἐς τὴν Πελοπόννησον ἔπρασσεν: or with πρός, of secret negotiations. This notion is more fully expressed in c. 57. 8. Cf. c. 131. 7; 132. 21.

ὅπῃ: in what way. After πράσσειν usually ὅπως is found. Cf. c. 56. 3; 57. 8; iii.4.21; 70. 6. But in iv.128.23 we have ὅτῳ τρόπῳ, and in v.78.5, ὥστε.

τῆς Πο- τειδαίας τὴν ἀποτείχισιν: for the order, cf. c. 32. 8.

Βοττικήν: see on c. 57. 12. While Phormio with his force was seeking to subdue the places which had revolted, the main army of 3,000 men, c. 61. 15, continued the siege of Potidaea. Its further course and result (in the winter of 430-429) are told in ii. 58 and 70. For the cost of this long siege, see iii. 17. § 3.

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