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Demosthenes joins Charicles on the coast of Argolis. The two ravage some places in Laconia, and fortify a point on the coast opposite Cythera, in order to furnish an asylum for fugitive Helots and a starting-point for predatory excursions. Thereupon Demosthenes continues his journey to Sicily. Charicles, however, after further strengthening the fort, turns back to Athens.

1. επεὶ ξυνελέγη αὐτῷ: cf. c. 17. § 1; 20. § 3. αὐτῷ is not for ὑπ᾽ αὐτοῦ, but dat. of advantage, corresponding to the idea of περιέμενε in c. 20. 16.

πρὸς τὴν Πελοπόννησον: indefinite, to the coast in general, not to any special point; in 6, ἐς τὴν Ακωνικήν, definite, with the intention of engaging in some enterprise there.—τῷ Χαρικλεῖ: who in the meanwhile had performed his task (παρακαλεῖν Ἀργείων ὁπλίτας, c. 20. 5). The παραλαβεῖν (c. 20. 16) is now carried out by Demosthenes and Charicles together.

7. Ἐπιδαύρου τι τῆς Αιμηρᾶς: Epidaurus Limera was situated on a well-protected bay among the spurs of the Zarax mountains. Cf. iv.56.10. See Curtius, Pelop. H. p. 292.

τὰ καταντικρὺ Κυθήρων τῆς Ακωνικῆς: the part of Laconia opposite Cythera.τὸ ἱερὸν τοῦ Ἀπόλλωνος: the site is not certainly known. See Curtius, Pelop. H. p. 330, Rem. 75.— 10. ἰσθμῶδές τι χωρίον: prob. the Ὄνου γνάθος (Paus. iii.23.1), now Elaphonisi. See Curtius, ibid., and Bursian, H. p. 140.

ὥσπερ ἐκ τῆς Πύλου: cf. iv. 41. § 2; v. 14. § 3.

13. ξυγκατέλαβε: i.e. with Charicles, whose operations on the coast of the Peloponnese he was to support (εἴρητο δ᾽ αὐτῷ . . . ξυστρατεύεσθαι, c. 20. 12).

παρέπλει: sailed along the coast. This is the usual word, though most of the Mss. read ἐπέπλει; Vat. ἐπιπαρέπλει, which is evidently only a slip of the pen.—τῶν ἐκεῖθεν ξυμμάχων: the part. gen. as in iv.80.7. G. 170, 1; H. 736.

ἕως...ἐξετείχισε : until he had completed the fortification of the place. Schol. εἰς τέλος ἤγαγεν. Cf. c. 4. 25; iv.4.4; 45. 11.

καὶ αὐτός: i.e. as Demosthenes before. It refers only to ἀπεκομίζετο (iii.81.4; iv.96.35).

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