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δι᾽ ὀλίγου—of time: i. 76, δι᾽ ὀλίγου ἡγησάμενοι: ii. 85, opposed to ἐκ πολλοῦ: iii. 43, δι᾽ ὀλίγου σκοπούντων, ‘taking a hasty view’, opposed to περαιτέρω προνοοῦντας.

τὸ ἴσον...δύναται—a short speech is as good as a long one when addressed (πρός τε) to brave men and consisting of (καὶ ἕχει) admonition rather than exhortation. τε and καί connect the two ideas of the quality of the men and the character of the speech; the finite verb ἔχει being brought in, like προσήγαγον in ch. 100, 8, instead of a subordinate construction, or τε being simply out of place as noted on ch. 77, 11. Krüger and Classen follow Reiske in reading πρός γε τούς instead of πρός τε, but the alteration does not seem required.

ὑπόμνησιν...ἔχει—sc. παραίνεσις. Note the use of similar words in the speech of Brasidas, ch. 126.

παραστῇ—cf. ch. 61, 11. οὐ προσῆκον—acc. abs.: iii. 40, ὐμεῖς ἂν οὐ χρεὼν ἄρχοιτε, ‘you must be wrong in holding your empire’.

For ἀναρριπτοῦμεν cf. ch. 85, 16. ἐν τῇ πούτων— Hippocrates seems to speak generally as the leader of an invasion; for the present position of the Athenians was admitted by the Boeotians to be beyond their border, ch. 91. 6; 99, 7.

οὐ μή ποτε...ἐσβάλωσιν—this and v. 49 are the only instances of this construction in Thucydides. ἐκείνην—‘yon land of ours’, cf. note on ch. 37, 10. Note the graphic use of the present tense in this sentence.

χωρήσατε ἐς αὐτούς—a curious phrase to denote an attack: so Xen. Anab. iii. 2. 16, ἐτολμήσατε ἱέναι εἰς αὐτούς. The use of στρατεύειν ἐς, ch. 77, 2, is not analogous (see note). Note the separation of the words by the position of ἀξίως: cf. note on ch. 90, 7.

ἔχων...ἀγάλλεται—a participial construction, which is common with other verbs expressing joy or grief: in ii. 63 we have the dative. ᾧπερ ἀγάλλεσθε: in iii. 82 a preposition, ἐπὶ δὲ τῷ ἀγάλλονται.

κρατοῦντες—‘being victorious over’; the pres. and imperf. of νικῶ, ἀδικῶ, φεύγω (to be in exile), etc. are used in the same way; e.g. i. 14, Καρχηδονίους ἐνίκων ναυμαχοῦντες. The victory of Oenophyta (456) gave the Athenians the mastery of Boeotia for some years (i. 108); see note on ch. 92, 35.

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