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οὐκέτι οὐδὲν κ.τ.λ.—the object of this emphatic statement is to show that now the deciding struggle—the ἀγὼν μέγιστος—was at hand.

δ᾽ οὖν—resumes from c. 56.

καλὸν ἀγώνισμα . . . εἶναι—cf. c. 56.2; 86.

ἐπὶas a consequence of.

ἑλεῖν τε τὸ ς.to capture the whole of that vast army, στρατόπεδον being the besicging force wherever it was stationed.

μηδὲ καθ᾽ ἕτερα = κατὰ μηδέτερα.

l 10.

ἔκλῃον — apparently they left a narrow opening (διέκπλους) which was guarded by chains.

ἢνin case, like εἴ πως, εἰ ἄρα.

ὀλίγον οὐδὲν κ.τ λ.—cf. II. 8 ὀλίγον ἐπενόουν οὐδὲν ἀμφότεροι; Aristoph. Eq. 387 μηδὲν ὀλίγον ποίει. νῦν γὰρ ἔχεται μέσος; Plut. Demetr. 43 μικρὸν οὐδὲν ἔτι ἐφρόνουν.

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    • Aristophanes, Knights, 387
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    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.56.2
    • Plutarch, Demetrius, 43
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