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1. ὥσπερ διενοήθησαν viz. in c. 1, § 3.

τήν τε ναυπηγίαν κ.τ.λ. P-S would join παρεσκευάζοντο τήν τε ναυπηγίαν καὶ ὅρως κ.τ.λ. More probably Thucydides had no such construction in mind, and ὅπως merely follows and gives the motive of τειχίσαντες, that participle with καὶ having been determined by the preceding ξύλα ξυμπορισάμενοι. When he wrote τε Thucydides had not determined the form of words which was to follow. He meant, e g., τήν τε ναυπηγίαν καὶ τἆλλα ἔδει or τήν τε ναυπ. καὶ τοιαῦτα ταῖς ς. ναυσὶν ἀσφάλειαν παρέξει. ‘They began to prepare both the shipbuilding and . . .’ Before writing ‘and,’ he inserts the participial ξύλα ξυμπορισάμενοι, and then proceeds καὶ Σ. τειχίσαντες in the same participial way, unconscious that grammatically he is making the fortifying of Sunium as much a matter of shipbuilding as the ‘getting together of timber.’ The particles at present may be thus arranged— παρεσκευάζοντο τήν τε ναυπηγίαν (ξύλα ξυμπορισάμενοι) (καὶ τἆλλα ἔδει) irregularly replaced by{καὶ Σ. τειχίσαντες (ὅπως . . .) {καὶ{ἐκλιπόντες τε . . . {{καὶ τἆλλα ξυστελλόμενοι . . . {μάλιστα δὲ . . . Σούνιον the point at which the enemy might waylay the cornships on their way from the Euxine (Xen. Hell. i. 1, 36), or from Egypt viâ the Cyclades (inf. c. 35, § 2). Cf. vii. 28, τῶν ἐπιτηδείων παρακομιδὴ ἐκ τῆς Εὐβοίας περὶ Σούνιον κατὰ θάλασσαν πολυτελὴς ἐγίγνετο.

τοῦ περίπλου with ἀσφάλεια, ‘safety in sailing round it.’

τὸ . . . τείχισμα opposite Cythera (vii. 26).

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    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.1
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    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.1.3
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