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προβούλους σφέων αὐτῶν. The genitive is objective; cf. vii. 172. 1 πρόβουλοι τῆς Ἑλλάδος. These deputies must not be confused with the standing committees appointed in some oligarchic states to examine measures before they were submitted to the people. Ar. Pol. 1299 b 31-8, &c., Thuc. viii. 1. Πανιώνιον: cf. i. 148 n.; v. 109. 3 n. The resolution shows that the Ionians realized the importance of their sea-power (i. 27; v. 109 n.) as their past history had taught them (i. 17). Lade protected the entrance to the harbour, and played an important part in the siege by Alexander (Arrian, Anab. i. 18 f.). Still an island in the days of Strabo (635), it has now been converted by the alluvial deposit into a hill in the plain of the Maeander.
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