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τῶν: some emendation, such as Bähr's, is necessary.

The maxims of strategy put forward by Achaemenes are puerile; but his speech represents fairly enough the obvious reluctance of the Persian leaders to divide their forces; cf. App. XX. § 1.

ἀκεῦνται: contracted future = ἀκέσονται, ‘they shall not heal or make good’; cf. the warning given to King Agis before Mantinea (Thuc. v. 65).

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