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ἐς τὸ συλλέγει. It seems impossible that the Spartans and allies should not have known that the expedition was directed against Attica, especially as the Boeotians seize Oenoe by a concerted plan, but they may well have been ignorant of the purpose of Cleomenes to restore tyranny at Athens. On the question whether the king had authority to order an expedition see Appendix XVII, § 2, and vi. 56. 1.


Ἐλευσῖνα. The scholiast on Ar. Lys. 273 gives fuller details: τῶν δὲ μετὰ Κλεομένους Ἐλευσῖνα κατασχόντων (i. e. Isagoras and his fellow-exiles), Ἀθηναῖοι τὰς οἰκίας κατέσκαψαν καὶ τὰς οὐσίας ἐδήμευσαν αὐτῶν δὲ θάνατον κατεψηφίσαντο, &c.

Οἰνόη. There were two demes named Oenoe, one in the valley above the plain of Marathon, the other, here mentioned, on the borders of Boeotia, but on the Athenian side of Mount Cithaeron. It may be placed at Myoupoli (? Οἰνόη πόλις), where there is a small walled town with outlying forts near the Boeotian border (Thuc. ii. 18), while the fortress commanding the road from Thebes to Athens and blocking the pass (Gyphto-Kastro) must be Eleutherae (cf. Frazer, ii. 518 f.; v. 537 f.). For Oenoe, Eleutherae, and other border forts cf. J. H. S. xlvi (1926), pp. 1-26.

Ὑσιαί was also near the road from Athens to Plataea and Thebes, but was on the northern slope of Cithaeron, and was never an Attic deme. It was only Athenian in the sense that it was connected with Plataea (vi. 108. 6), and thus in alliance with Athens. For its site cf. ix. 15. 3 n.

ἀμφιβολίῃ, ‘between two fires’; the attack on Eleusis and on the northern frontier. Thucydides (ii. 76; iv. 32, 36) uses ἀμφίβολος in this sense.

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