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Alcibiades' urgent demand for an immediate investigation is rejected and his speedy departure voted.— 2. κρίνεσθαι: to be tried.—εἴ τι...ἦν : as to whether he had done any of these things. This, as well as εἰ μὲν . . . εἴργαστο (4), said from standpoint of the historian, as the plpf. shows, i.e. not in indir. dise., but εἰ δ᾽ ἀπολυθείη (4) from that of Alcibiades. There is no good reason for changing to opt., with Cobet, or bracketing the clause, with v. H., St., and others. ἤδη γὰρ...ἐπεπόριστο : explanation referring to πρὶν ἐκπλεῖν. τὰ τῆς παρασκευῆς : as 65. 8. ἄρχειν: as 12. 9; 8. 64. 8. Sc. ἠξίου from ἑτοῖμος ἦν. ἐπεμαρτύρετο: with the infs. in the sense appealed to, with the ὅτι clause (cf. 80. 17) admonished.—ἀπόντος περὶ αὐτοῦ: the prep. belongs to αὐτοῦ and hence does not suffer anastrophe. Cf. Schol. A on Hom. B 839 Ἀρίσταρχος τοῖς κυριωτέροις συνέταττε τὰς προθέσεις. For position of ἀπόντος, cf. 1. 3. 18 ἀντίπαλον ἐς ἓν ὄνομα. ἤδη: as 25. 3.— 7. πρὶν διαγνῶσι: Cobet would bracket because implied in μετὰ τοιαύτης αἰτίας. But αἰτία is perhaps not so much the legal charge, as blame which might not cease with legal acquittal. The const. too, unusual in prose, is against the assumption of an interpolation. ἐπὶ τοσούτῳ στρατεύματι: at the head of so great an army. Cf. Dinarch. 1. 74 ἐπὶ τοῖς ξένοις ἐγένετο. See Kühner-Gerth II, 1, 500 f. τό τε στράτευμα...ὅ τε δῆμος : the two nouns brought by emphatic position (cf. 28. 4) and by τε . . . τε (see on 1. 8. 14) into closest relation.— 10. μαλακίζηται: cf. 3. 37. 8, 40. 34. —θεραπεύων ὅτι: favoring him because. Severity toward him might result in the Argives and Mantineans abandoning the campaign. Cf. 61. § 5, where fear is expressed of the effect of his arrest upon these allies.—δἰ ἐκεῖνον: because of him. Cf. 61. 24 δἰ ἐκείνου πεισθῆναι. οἱ Ἀργεῖοι : cf. 43. 11, 61. 24; for the relations of Alcibiades with the Argives, 61. § 3. τῶν Μαντινέων τινές: these were merecenaries; cf. 7. 57. 48, and see on 43. 12. Mantinea belonged from the winter of 418-417 (5. 81. § 1) again to the Spartan symmachy, but Alcibiades must from an earlier time (cf. 16. § 6) have had great influence there.—ἀπέτρεπον καὶ ἀπέσπευδον: Schol. ἀπερρίπτουν μετὰ σπουδῆς. For the conative impf., see GMT. 36. ἐνιέντες: subornantes, not elsewhere in Attic in this sense.—ἔλεγον: = ἐκέλευον, as 1. 78. 10; 2. 5. 21.— 13. τὴν ἀναγωγήν: for ἀγωγήν of most of the better Mss. Cf. 30. 1, and see App. on 4. 29. 3.—ἐλθόντα: = ἐπανελθόντα. See on 1. 117. 6. ἐν ἡμέραις ῥηταῖς: cf. 30. 7, 64. 20; 4. 76. 19.—ἐκ μείζονος διαβολῆς: with μετάπεμπτον, summoned as the result of more serious defamation. Schol. ἔμελλον αὐξήσειν τὴν διαβολὴν ἀπόντος αὐτοῦ. The relation of μετάπεμπτον to κομισθέντα as to ἀπῄει in 74. 3. Van H. and St. bracket κομισθέντα unnecessarily. The narrative here interrupted is resumed in 53 ff.
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