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While the Catanaeans are holding a popular assembly a part of the Athenian army break into the city; thereupon the adherents of the Syracusans withdraw and the remaining citizens declare for the Athenians, who then betake themselves with their whole fleet from Rhegium to Catana.

ἐκκλησίας: τῶν Καταναίων Schol.

τὴν μὲν στρατιὰν...εἰπεῖν : Pp. compares the bearing of the Acanthians toward Brasidas 4. 84. § 2.

εἴ τι βούλονται: sc. εἰπεῖν. See App. on 1^{4}. 91. 18.— 4. πρὸς τὴν ἐκκλησίαν τετραμμένων: their attention wholly occupied with the assembly. See on 2. 40. 6.

ἐνῳκοδομημένην κακῶς: sc. τῷ τείχει. κακῶς = ἀτέχνως, σαθρῶς (Schol.).

διελόντες: breaking through. Cf. 4. 48. 11, 110. 18, 111. 8.—ἠγόραζον: Schol. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐν ἀγορᾷ διατρίβειν. Freq. in Hdt. (2. 35. 9; 3. 137. 3, 139. 10; 4. 78. 21, 164. 21), rare in Attic (Ar. Eq. 1373; Lysist. 633; Xen. Hell. 2. 4. 14; Resp. Lac. 9. 4). Cf. 2. 2. 21 θέσθαι ἐς τὴν ἀγορὰν τὰ ὅπλα (under similar circumstances).

ἐς τὴν πόλιν: rightly bracketed by v. H. and most recent editors. ἐσελθόντες alone is quite as intelligible here as ἐσελθόντας in 3; besides, if expressed, ἐς τὴν πόλιν must surely have come before or right after ἐσελθόντες.

τὰ τῶν Συρακοσίων φρονοῦντες: see on 50. 11.

ἔνδον: it is not necessary to add ὄν, with v. H. and others. Cf. 5. 56. 5, where Cl., it is true, thought of adding ὄντας before πάντας.

ὑπεξῆλθον : of the same thing also 4. 74. 7.—οὐ πολλοί τινες: see on 1. 5.

διαπλεύσαντες: this reading of Vat. is, with Bk., Kr., and Cl., to be preferred to πλεύσαντες of the rest of the Mss. διαπλεῖν is the proper term for crossing a sea, as 44. 1, 50. 3. Cf. also διάπλους 31. 43.

πάσῃ ἤδη τῇ στρατιᾷ: no more with only a part as 50. § 2.

κατεσκευάζοντο: were arranging, i.e. set about arranging; meanwhile came the following announcements (ἐσηγγέλλετο). On the camp, cf. 61. § 3, 75. § 2, 88. § 5.

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