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ταῖς πρώταις foreshadows the further disturbances, described in book IV., which occurred when Eurymedon returned.
διεσώθησαν—aor. as plup., a common idiom in parenthesis. τείχη—built by Corcyra to protect its territory on the mainland against the neighbouring tribes, Chaones and Thesprotians. ἐλήζοντο—viz. the fertile central part of the island, ἐξειργασμένη παγκάλως καὶ πεφυτευμένη χώρα, as Xenophon calls it (Hell. VI 2, 6).
ὕστερον χρόνῳ—always of a considerable interval. It is most probable that the crossing occurred in the spring of 426 B.C.
τὴν Ἰστώνην—in IV. 46 we have ἐν τῷ ὄρει τῆς Ἰστώνης. It has been made highly probable (by B. Schmidt) that Istone is the whole mountain-range in the NE. of Corcyra. It is possible that the name belonged also to a particular height in the range.
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