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ὕστερον: i.e. on any theory after 490 B. C., the rising of Nicodromus being probably in H.'s view before Marathon. Even if the rising be dated 486 B. C. there is still room for an interval, as the war with Aegina went on till 481 (vii. 144. 1, 145. 1).

ἐκπεσόντες πρότερον. Cf. Thuc. ii. 27 (431 B. C.) Ἀνέστησαν δὲ καὶ Αἰγινήτας τῷ αὐτῷ θέρει τούτῳ ἐξ Αἰγίνης Ἀθηναῖοι, αὐτούς τε καὶ παῖδας καὶ γυναῖκας, ἐπικαλέσαντες οὐχ ἥκιστα τοῦ πολέμου σφίσιν αἰτίους εἶναι. . . . ἐκπεσοῦσι δὲ τοῖς Αἰγινήταις οἱ Λακεδαιμόνιοι ἔδοσαν Θυρέαν οἰκεῖν καὶ τὴν γῆν νέμεσθαι. It is characteristic that Thucydides should give the political ground and that H. should palliate Athenian violence by representing the expulsion of the Aeginetans as a consequence of their own impiety. This notice of the expulsion of the Aeginetans 431 B. C. is one of the latest references in H.'s work, and written when old stories were eagerly raked up at Athens against the Aeginetans. The historian can hardly have known of the later extirpation of the Aeginetans settled at Thyrea in 424 B. C. (Thuc. iv. 57) or he would not have failed to allude to it (cf. Introd. § 9).

θεσμοφόρου: cf. ii. 171. 2 n.; vi. 16. 2.

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