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οἱ μὲν...οἱ δέ—‘the one party...the other’, in apposition with στάσεις: iii. 105, οἱ Ἀκαρνᾶνες οἱ μὲν...οἱ δέ. σφίσιν— dat. incommodi with ἐσαγαγών. αὐτούς—‘themselves’=σφᾶς: ch. 50, 13 note.

ἐπίθηται—ch. 1, 17.

ἐφεδρευόντων—‘waiting to attack them’; viii. 92, ἐφεδρευόντων τῶν πολεμίων: Eur. Or. 1627, ξιφήρης τῇδ᾽ ἐφεδρεύεις κόρῃ.

ἡσυχάσασι—‘to stop their quarrel and await the issue’: note the force of the aorist participle. περιϊδεῖν, which in the act. usually means ‘to overlook’, here means ‘to look round for’, i.e. await: this is the meaning of the mid. present, as in ch. 73, 6, περιορωμένους: in vi. 93 and vii. 33, περιορώμενοι means ‘standing aloof, waiting the event’: cf. ch. 124, 29.

ἀσφαλεστέρως—so ch. 39, 11, ἐνδεεστέρως: i. 130, μειζόνως. οἶς=ὁποτέροις: so ch. 128, 1, ὅν, meaning one of two. εἴη—see Goodwin § 74, for the use of the optative in compound sentences. κρατήσασι—‘when they had won the day’.

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