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ὕστερον δ᾽ ὑπ᾽ Ἀργ.] ὕστερον can be justified only if Andoc. refers to the beginning of Athenian intervention (427 — 422 B.C.) in the affairs of Sicily. The events noticed here occurred before the Sicilian expedition of 415 B.C. εἰρήνης ἡμῖν οὔσης: the Peace of Nicias, 422 B.C. — πλεύσαντες ἐπὶ τὴν Λακωνικήν: an allusion to the expedition against Epidaurus in which the Argives were assisted by the Athenians under Alcibiades (419 B.C., Thuc. v. 52 — 54): ἐκκαλεῖν αὐτ. τὸν θυμόν, because the Spartans retaliated by invading Argos, thus opening the campaign which was closed by the battle of Mantineia (418 B.C.) and an alliance between Argos and Sparta. ἐξ οὗ πολεμήσαντες Andoc. regards the aid given by Athens to Argos in 419 B.C. as the origin of the renewed war which ended in the final defeat of Athens. But the Sicilian Expedition came after (not, as he seems to think, before) this event, and it was the result of that expedition which led up to the Δεκελεικὸς πόλεμος (413 — 404 B.C.).
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