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Ἅγνων—Intr. p. lxxv. He had been Strategus in 440 B.C., and was again re-elected in 429, c. 95. He led the colony to Amphipolis in 437 B.C., and was honoured as founder until the death of Brasidas in 422 B.C., when the latter took his place in the regard of the people (v. 11). After the Sicilian disaster, when a very old man, he was elected one of the ten Πρόβουλοι. Κλεόπομπος—c. 26, 1. ξυστρατηγοὶ —It is not clear whether Thuc. means they were now in office for the official year Hecatombaeon 431 to Hecatombaeon 430, or for the year 430 to 429. Probably it is the former, and they were now nearing the end of their year of office. The expression probably points to the extraordinary position held by Pericles from Hecatombaeon 432 to Hecatombaeon 430. Intr. pp. lxvi., lxxiv.

μηχανάς—Intr. p. lxxv. Pericles wanted to reduce Potidaea in order that, in case peace should be concluded with Sparta (c. 59, 2), Athens might retain the town.


Παρασκευῆς—with ἀξίως. ἐπινεμομένη—‘spreading among.’ Cf. c. 54, 5. ἐπιγίγνομαι is only used of a disaster which is new. The partic., as well as the verb, governs τοὺς . ἐνταῦθα δὴ—following a partic., as in I. 94, 5, = τότε δή νοσῆσαι—‘fell ill,’ ingressive.

ἀπὸ—cf. c. 51, 4.

ξὺν— un-Attic use. See c. 2, 1.

Φορμίων—c. 31, 2, and 2, 1; I. 64, 2. Only the 3000 hoplites referred to in I. 61, 4 were at Potidaea when Hagnon went there.


Κατὰ χώραν μένοντες—so I. 28, 5; III. 22, 6. Isocr. 4, 176; Demosth. 24, 5; Aristoph. Plut. 367, et al. Cf. Horace's certa sede manet.

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