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ἓξ καὶ ὀγδοήκοντα. There were sixteen from Abydos, Mindaius had seventy-three (c. 99), of which two were taken by the Athenians (inf. § 2), and one is not accounted for.
ψευσθέντες τῶν σκοπῶν ‘disappointed in their scouts,’ i e. their scouts had failed to inform them. Cf. Plat. Menex. 245 C, τῶν ἄλλων ξυμμάχων ἐψεύσθη. The gen. follows ψεύδεσθαι as it does ἀμαρτάνειν, ἀπατᾶσθαι, etc. The exact nature of the mistake will depend on the nature of the expectation. Cf. iv. 108, ἐψευσμένοι τῆς τῶν Ἀθηναίων δυνάμεως; Soph. Aj. 807, ἔγνωκα φωτὸς ἠπατημένη. δύο. Diodorus (xiii. 39, quoted by Krüger) says τρεῖς, which would make the account of Peloponnesian ships exactly tally. But that is no argument for altering Thucydides. τότε viz. c. 102, § 3. ἡμέρᾳ ὕστερον ‘sic Latine anno post non addito uno dici solet. Cf. ἡμέραν, iv. 114, 2’ (P-S). Add Dem. De F. Leg. 379, εἰ γὰρ ἐν ἡμέρᾳ πόλιν ᾔρει, δύο καὶ εἴκοσίν εἰσιν ἀριθμῷ. ἐκ τῆς Ἴμβρου also those from Lemnos (c. 102, § 2). See ἓξ καὶ ἑβδομήκοντα, c. 104, § 2.
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