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τοῦτο μέν: taken up again with its antithesis, ch. 25. 1; cf. iv. 76. 1, with 78. 1. προσπταισάντων. For the facts cf. vi. 44 f. ἐνθεῦτεν ... ὁρμώμενοι: cf. v. 94. 2. At Elaeus, close to the southern point of the Thracian Chersonese, the fleet was left commanding the Hellespont; thence were brought materials for the work and supplies for the men landed on Athos (cf. ch. 23. 4). ὑπὸ μαστίγων. The use of the whip was repulsive to the free Greek. It is, however, well attested for the Assyrians (Layard. Nineveh and Babylon, 110-13), the Persians (ch. 56. 1, 223. 2; cf. 103. 4 and especially Xen. Anab. iii. 4, § 25), and the modern Turks.
κατῆκον: reaching right down to the sea; so of a cape, ch. 33, but of the vale of Tempe 130. 1; cf. Thuc. iv. 109 “ὁ Ἄθως αὐτῆς ὄρος ὑψηλὸν τελευτᾷ ἐς τὸ Αἰγαῖον πέλαγος”. Τορώνης: cf. ch. 122.
Σάνη: cf. Thuc. iv. 109 “Σάνην μὲν Ἀνδρίων ἀποικίαν παρ᾽ αὐτὴν τὴν διώρυχα ἐς τὸ πρὸς Εὔβοιαν πέλαγος τετραμμένην”. Thucydides knows only this Sane on the Acte, which (with the five other small towns mentioned below, and Thuc. iv. 109; Strabo 330, fr. 33) belonged later to the Athenian confederacy, and is named on the Tributelists without any qualifying epithet; but H. (ch. 123) and Strabo (330, fr. 27) also mention a Sane on the western coast of Pallene.
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