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ὑπορύσσοντες: cf. v. 115. 2 n.

κατ᾽ ἄκρης, ‘from top to bottom’; ch. 82. 2. First in Homer, Il. xiii. 772; xv. 557 κατ᾽ ἄκρης Ἴλιον αἰπεινὴν ἑλέειν. In later writers it seems to imply citadel and all. Cf. Thuc. iv. 112.

ἕκτῳ ἔτει: i. e. from the seizure of the other tyrants by Aristagoras (v. 37). On the chronology cf. v. 33 n.

συμπεσεῖν: usually ‘coincide’ in time, here (cf. ii. 49. 2; vii. 151) ‘agree with, fulfil.’

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