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δίκαια—cf. c. 44, 4.

πρὸς . . ἐς—no difference of meaning.

Θηβαίων=πρὸς τοὺς Θηβαίους.


φίλους νομίζοντας=εἰ φίλους νομίζετε (ἡμᾶς).


τὰ δ᾽ ἐν τῇ εἰρήνῃ—adverbial. The art. covers πρός.


καὶ γάρ—(1) this could be taken together,=etenim, or (2) a correlative for καί could be sought in what follows, or (3) καί could be supposed to emphasize the concessive force of ἠπειρῶται ὄντες: most probably (1) is right, though some deny this use for Thuc.

μάχῃ—temporal, without ἐν; this dat. is used several times by Thuc. The Plataeans were always proud of the fact that the battle had been fought on their soil.


καὶ ὑμῖν . . ἰδίᾳ—as distinct from their services to the common cause.

ὅτεπερ δή—‘at the very time when,’ in 464 B.C.

τῶν . . ἀποστάντων depends on φόβος. For the position of the attrib. partic., not rare in Thuc. when other qualifying words are added, cf. II. 18 ἐν Ἰσθμῷ ἐπιμόνη γενομἐνη, c. 67, 3.

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