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παρέλυσανreleased. Cf. Herod. VII. 38 τῶν παίδων ἕνα παράλυσον τῆς στρατηίης. Lucian has παραλύειν τῆς δίκης.

αὐτοῦ ἐκεῖ—pleonasm with αὐτοῦ is common: e.g. Homer Il 19.330 αὐτοῦ ενὶ Τροιῃ; Od. 20.159 αὐτοῦ κατὰ δώματ᾽. Herod. I. 82 αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇσι Θυρέῃσι. Plat..Alc. 1 109b αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ Εὐρώπῃ.

δύο—thus the places of Alcibiades and Lamachus were filled, but it was a great error to restore the ‘debating club’ method of command. Cf. Macaulay on Argyle's expedition, E. H. I. 5.

μόνος ἐν ἀσθενείᾳ τ.—the chief emphasis is on μόνος. Take ταλαιπωρεῖν to mean exceptional distress as usual. It is often used of sickness and of the hardships of a protracted or unfortunate expedition.

Ἀθηναίων . . . ἐκ καταλόγου—the fourth class (θῆτες) was excluded from the muster-roll, and regularly served as ἐπιβάται, being exceptionally employed, ἔξω τοῦ καταλόγου, in the infantry.

Δημοσθένη—his record: (1) 426 B.C., Aetolian expedition, which, after a bad start, resulted in the total defeat of the Aetolians and Ambracrots at Argos Amphilochicum: (2) 425 B.C., established Pylus: (3) 424 B.C., successful expedition against Megara, but subsequent failure in Boeotia. He had figured as prosecutor in the courts.

Εὐρυμέδοντα—his record: (1) 427 B.C., commanded the fleet sent to Coreyra, but took no action: (2) 426 B.C., commanded the land foree in a successful attack on Boeotia: (3) 425 B.C., commanded the first fleet sent to Sicily by Athens, and, on the way, aided in the extermination of the Corcyrean aristocrats. For his want of suceess in Sicily in 425 he was fined.

ἥξει—see c. 1.4.

ἐπιμέλεια ἔσται—so Demosth. proem 54 ἡμετέρα γέγον᾽ ἐπιμέλεια. Periphrases of abstract nouns with εἰμί, γίγνομαι are very idiomatic.

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.82
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.38
    • Homer, Iliad, 19.330
    • Homer, Odyssey, 20.159
    • Plato, Alcibiades 1, 109b
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.1.4
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