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1 Diodorus has this event one year too late. It should be 358/7, counting eleven years from Book 15.61.2 (see Beloch, Griechische Geschichte （2）, 3.2.83-84). For the story see Xen. Hell. 6.4.35 ff.; Plut. Pelopidas 35; Cicero De Officiis 2.7.25; Valerius Maximus 9.13, ext. 3. Peitholaus, the third brother, here omitted, is mentioned chap. 37.3.
2 From chap. 76.5 we learn that the work of Ephorus was in thirty books and that it closed with the capture of Perinthus. What Demophilus probably wrote was book 30, since books 28 and 29 (fr. 149-150) contained the history of the West and book 27 (fr. 148) contained the early years of Philip's reign. See Beloch, Griechische Geschichte （2）, 3.2.25 and Athenaeus 6.232d.
3 Compare for the beginning and end chaps. 23.1 (355/4) and 59.1 (346/5). The Sacred War is accorded ten years by Aeschin. 2.131, Aeschin. 3.148, Paus. 9.6.4; was said to be closed in the tenth year by Duris (fr. 2); Paus. 10.3.1.
4 Of Olynthus, the nephew and pupil of Aristotle. He wrote the history of the Sacred War probably as a sequel to his Hellenica (see Book 14.117.8). Cp. Beloch, Griechische Geschichte （2）, 3.2.25 and 12. He was war reporter to Alexander.
5 Much uncertainty reigns as to the number and arrangement of the books of his history. The usual reading of the editors here, 27, conflicts with 26 in Book 21.5. Beloch (op. cit. 3.2.26) believes 27 in this passage correct and 26 in Book 21.5 a scribal error. Rühl in Neue Jahrbücher für Philologie, 137 (1888), 123 ff. thinks Diyllus wrote a history in three parts, συντάξεις of 27 books, nine in each part, beginning with the Sacred War and ending with the death of Cassander.
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