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Stein would bracket the clause μετὰ σφέων . . . ποιεύμενος, as a marginal annotation on Δέκομαι τὸν οἰωνόν (91. 2), inconsistent with αὐτός τε . . . ἀποπλεύσεαι (91. 2). It may, however, be an intentional correction of that statement, Leotychides having after all decided to keep Hegesistratus with his own fleet (μετὰ σφέων) and send on his companions (οἱ μέν).

Ἀπολλωνίης δέ—since Ἀπολλωνιήτεω = ἐὼν ἐξ Ἀπολλωνίης; cf. ch. 73. 1 n. The addition is necessary to distinguish this Apollonia from that on the Euxine (iv. 90, 93) and from some twenty other less distinguished towns (Steph. Byz.). It was a colony of the Corinthians (Thuc. i. 26) founded in the days of Periander (Plutarch, 552 F). The Corcyraeans forced their way in here as in other Corinthian colonies, and claimed credit as joint or sole founders (Strabo 316; Scymn. Chius 440; Paus. v. 22. 4). It lay ten stades from the river Aous and sixty from the sea (Strabo l. c.). As one of the termini of the Egnatian Way it became very important in Roman days, and also had a reputation as a place of education (Suet. Vit. Aug. 8).

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