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Nicias is opposed especially by Alcibiades. Reflections follow on the latter's motives in urging the Sicilian expedition and on his lawless life, which later became so dangerous to the state.

ἐνῆγε: with obj. of the thing, as 1. 67. 8; 2. 21. 20. See on 4. 21. 8.— 4. βουλόμενος τῷ τε Νικίᾳ κτἑ.: correl. to τε is καὶ μάλιστα (6). From the arrangement in the first member ἐπιθυμῶν καὶ ἐλπίζων was not to be expected after βουλόμενος. See on 14. 2.

ὢν καὶ ἐς τὰ ἄλλα διάφορος τὰ πολιτικά: being also in general his political opponent, which is emphasized by the addition of καὶ ὅτι . . . ἐμνήσθη. τὰ πολιτικά belongs to διάφορος (cf. 8. 96. 24 διάφοροι τὸν τρόπον), hence is not to be bracketed with Weidner (Parerga Dinarch. et Thuc. p. 21) as unnecessary with ἐς τὰ ἄλλα.

διαβόλως : invidiously; with reference to 12. § 2.—στρατηγῆσαι: ingressive.

ἐλπίζων...λήψεσθαι : cf. 90. § 2.—Σικελίαν τε...καὶ τὰ ἴδια ἅμα : for the correlation freq. in Thuc., see on 3. 102. 24.—δἰ αὐτοῦ: i.e. τοῦ στρατηγεῖν. See on 11. 12.

τὰ ἴδια...ὠφελήσειν : will help his private fortunes.εὐτυχήσας: cond., in case of success.

ὢν γὰρ...ὑπὸ τῶν ἀστῶν : being held in high consideration by the citizens. For the const., see on 1. 130. 3. For the matter, cf. 5. 43. § 2.

κατὰ...οὐσίαν : than was appropriate to his means. Cf. 1. 76. 17; 2. 50. 2; 5. 102. 2. His property was considerable, but not more than 100 talents, acc. to Lys. 19. 52. See Boeckh, Stsh.^{3} I, 568 f.— ἐς τὰς ἱπποτροφίας: i.e. for chariotracing. Cf. 12. 11.

ὅπερ: and that very thing, i.e. his uncontrolled disposition and extravagant ways.

τῆς...παρανομίας ἐς τὴν δίαιταν : his personal lawlessness (selfindulgence) in his manner of living. Cf. 28. 12 τὴν αὐτοῦ ἐς τὰ ἐπιτηδεύματα . . . παρανομίαν. Note the omission of the art. with the second modifier (ἐς τὴν δίαιταν) of τῆς παρανομίας, as 55. 5.

καὶ τῆς διανοίας...ἔπρασσεν : and the greatness of purpose in all that he set before himself in every matter wherein he was active. τῆς διανοίας is still dependent upon τὸ μέγεθος, and ὦν = τούτων . γίγνοιτο is iterative opt.

ὡς τυραννίδος...ἀχθεσθέντες : on the ground that he was aiming at a tyranny, and because, though publicly he had managed military matters excellently, privately they had as individuals been offended at his practices, they had become hostile. πολέμιοι καθέστασαν is inserted between the two causal clauses, correlated by καίὡς . . . ἐπιθυμοῦντι and δημοσίᾳ . . . ἀχθεσθέντες), which depend on it. Cf. 17. 9, 68. 18; 1. 121. 1; 4. 15. 6. St. takes καί (before δημοσίᾳ)—καίπερ and separates the clause ἰδίᾳ . . . ἀχθεσθέντες by commas. But there is no reason why καί may not be and, the ptc. διαθέντι being still construed as concessive.— 16. διαθέντι: the correct reading from a single inferior Ms. (H.), for διαθέντα of the rest. See App.

ἕκαστοι: the plural arouses suspicion here where neither states nor groups can be thought of; van H. writes ἕκαστος. See on 46. 20. —τοῖς ἐπιτηδεύμασιν αὐτοῦ: on account of his manner of life (cf. 28. 12). For causal dat. in addition to obj. dat., see on 4. 87. 13.

ἄλλοις ἐπιτρέψαντες: τὴν πόλιν is common obj. of the ptc. and of ἔσφηλαν. ἄλλοις refers above all to the successors of Alcibiades in the position of foremost citizen (τοῦ δήμου προστασία 2. 65. 49).—οὐ διὰ μακροῦ: as 91. 12,—δ<*>᾿ ὀλίγου (see on 11. 14), speedily. The position of οὐ is due to reluctance to separate the prep. from its case. Cf. ὡς οὐ περὶ βρα<*>´ων 1. 78. 1.

δ᾽ οὖν: common in resumption after a digression. See on 1. 3. 19.— παρελθὼν τοῖς Ἀθηναίοις: for dat. with παρελθών, cf. 19. 7, 32. 19, 35. 7, 72. 3.

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