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The letter of Nicias reaches Athens and is read in the Popular Assembly.

2. ἀπὸ γλώσσης: orally; just so Hdt. i.123.20.

εἴ τίς τι ἐπηρώτα: (Vat. for ἠρώτα) if any one asked further questions. To the impf. of the prot. corresponds also in the apod. ἀπεκρίνοντο (Vat., for ἀπεκρίναντο of most of the Mss.).

γραμματεὺς τῆς πόλεως: cf. Poll. viii. 98, ὑπὸ τοῦ δήμον αἱρεθεὶς γραμματεὺς ἀναγιγνώσκει τῷ δήμῳ καὶ τῇ βουλῇ. v. H. and St. omit τῆς πόλεως.

δηλοῦσαν : of the contents of a letter. Cf. c. 16. 1; i.129.1; 137. 22.

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