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1. πλήρεις ἦσαν: were manned. Cf. ἐπλήρουν 30. 8.

ἐσέκειτο : plpf. pass. of ἐστίθημι. Cobet (Mnem. N.S. XIV, 14) would restore ἐνέκειτο.

ὑπεσημάνθη : by a conventional signal easy to be understood. Cf. 1. 82. 15.— τὰς νομιζομένας πρὸ τῆς ἀναγωγῆς: those customary before departure.

ὑπὸ κήρυκος: i.e. following the loud tones of the herald. Cf. Hdt. 9. 98.—κεράσαντες: goes with the general subj., whereas with σπένδοντες we have οἱ ἐπιβάται καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες as limiting appositives; the ἐρέται were already in place.

ξυνεπηύχοντο: after εὐχὰς ἐποιοῦντο, as ξυγκατέβη 30. 8 after καταβάντες. For pl. verb with collective noun, cf. 1. 89. 15; 3. 80. 2, 110. 6.

εἴ τις ἄλλος = ὅσοι τῶν ἄλλων.

σφίσι : i.e. τοῖς Ἀθηναίοις, referring to the subj. of the preceding sent. See on 11. 12.— παιανίσαντες: for παιωνίσαντες of the Mss., see on 1. 50. 20.

ἐπὶ κέρως: in column. Cf. 2. 90. 16 κατὰ μίαν ἐπὶ κέρως.

ἅμιλλαν ἐποιοῦντο : periphrasis for ἡμιλλῶντο, sc. ἐρέσσοντες.

ἐς τὴν Κέρκυραν: cf. 30. 4.—τὸ ἄλλο στράτευμα τῶν ξυμμάχων: as opp. to the few allies who acc. to 30. 6 sailed from Peiraeus.

ἠπείγοντο ἀφικέσθαι: impf. in view of the goal to be reached 42. § 1.

§ 3. In Syracuse the reports that came in of the approach of the Athenians are for a long time discredited. Hermocrates seeks in an assembly to win over the people to his contrary views.

τοιοίδελόγοι: i.e. as those of Hermocrates and Anaxagoras. St. brackets τοιοίδε as an interpolation.— ἀπὸ ἄλλων: for the prep., cf. 28. 1.— 17. τῶν μὲν...λεγόντων : bracketed by Steup; see App.

Ἑρμοκράτης: cf. 4. 58 ff. 19. παρελθὼν αὐτοῖς: see on 15. 19.—ὡς οἰόμενος: in the belicf, as 4. 114. 19; 7. 40. 7. Cf. 33. 6.— σαφῶς: belongs to εἰδέναι. Cf. 3. 12. 11; 7. 14. 17.—τὰ περὶ αὐτῶν: i.e. τὰ περὶ τοῦ ἐπίπλου (14). See on 1. 1. 10.

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