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Αἰγινήτας—Athens had been frequently at war with Aegina, the last war being 460-456 B.C., when Aegina surrendered. See I. 67. {


τῷ αὐτῷ θ—Cl. shows that Thuc. always inserts ἐν in this phrase. Otherwise he uses the gen.

αὐτούς τε—‘brutale applieation du droit du plus fort.’ M. Henry.

οὐχ ἥκιστα—with αἰτίους. [τῇ Π. ἐπικειμένην]—had this been the object Athens would have directed her attacks on Peloponnese from Aegina; but we hear nothing of this.

ἐποίκους—i.e. κληρούχους. This measure was certain to make Pericles very popular.

καὶ— ‘and so.’

Θυρέαν—thus the Aeginetans would form a buffer between Laconia and Argolis. This region was a constant source of dispute between the two.

οἰκεῖν ... νέμεσθαι— these limit ἔδοσαν and ‘denote occupation, not property.’ Bloomf. Cf. c. 30. σφῶν—emphatic. ‘We help you because you helped us.’

ὑπὸ τὸν σεισμὸν—about 464 B.C. Just after, the helots revolted, and the Messenians were expelled in consequence. See c. 25, 1. The Spartans now paid back Athens for placing the Messenians in Naupactus,

Θυρεᾶτις—had been in the hands of Sparta since 495 B.C.

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