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Ἀλεξάνδρου—had sided with the Greeks in the Persian war.

ἐπὶ Χαλκιδέας—cf. c. 79. Athens suffered more annoyance from the north than from any other quarter outside the Peloponnese. Probably the generals who granted terms to Potidaea (c. 70) were brought to trial at the instigation of Cleon. Now at last the government hoped to pacify the Chalcidian towns, which had revolted with Potidaea, by means of Sitalces.

δύο ὑποσχέσεις τὴν μὲν ... τὴν δὲ—the object subdivided. Somewhat similar is c. 44, 1.


τε ... τοῖς τε —the double τε as in c. 22, 1 and 84 marking parallelism.

ὑποσχόμενος—‘made promises.’ What these were is unknown. Intr. p. lxxix.

τῷ πολέμῳ —Cl. proposes τοῦ πολέμου, but probably Thuc. means κατ᾽ ἀρχὰς τοῦ πολέμου πιεζόμενον αὐτῷ; for in 432 B.C. Athens had made alliance with Philip and was at war with him till August 431 B.C., c. 29, 6.

Φίλιππον—formerly king of upper Macedonia, c. 100, 3; expelled by Perdiccas. He had recently died.

ἐπὶ βασιλείᾳ—purpose, as ἐπ᾽ ὠφελίᾳ c. 29, 3.

καταλύσειν—c. 29, 5.


Ἡγεμόνα—i.e. as his chief adviser.

Ἅγνωνα— c. 58.

ἔδει ... παραγενέσθαι—cf. c. 5, 1, ‘were to aid him,’ according to an arrangement.

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