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1. περιιόντων: cf. περιελ- θεῖν, § 150.1. See Aesch. 122, 123.

3. μικροῦ (M.T. 779.b), almost, belongs to κατηκόντισαν: cf. Aesch. 123, εἰ μὴ ἐξεφύγομεν, ἐκινδυνεύσαμεν ἀπολέσθαι. See § 269.6.

5. ἐγκλήμ...ἐταράχθη: we have πό- λεμον ταράσσειν, like proelia miscere or confundere, Plat. Rep. 567 A, and ἐγκλήματα ταράξειν, Plut. Them. 5 (Bl.).

6. Κόττυφος: the president of the Council, a Thessalian of Pharsalus.

7. οὐκ ἦλθον: e.g. Thebans and Athenians, and doubtless others.

8. οὐδὲν ἐποίουν: see Aesch. 129. —εἰς τὴν ἐπιοῦσαν...ἦγον (sc. τὰ πράγματα), took measures at once, against the coming meeting (autumn of 339), to put things (i.e. the war) into the hands of Philip as commander. See IX. 57, οἱ μὲν ἐφ᾽ ἡμᾶς ἦγον τὰ πράγματα, οἱ δ̓ ἐπὶ Φίλιππον.

9. οἱ κατεσκευασμένοι (pass.), those with whom arrangements had been made.

10. πάλαι πονηροὶ: cf. § 158.7, ὑπὸ πολλῶν καὶ πονηρῶν.

Demosthenes distinctly implies that Cottyphus was made general at the spring meeting, but that, after a mere pretence of war, intrigues at once began for superseding him by Philip at the autumnal meeting (εἰς τὴν ἐπιοῦσαν Πυλαίαν). Aeschines, on the contrary, whose whole object is to show that a real Amphictyonic war was intended, with no help or thought of help from Philip, and to represent Philip's final appointment as commander as a remote afterthought, states that no action was taken against the Amphissians in the spring, but that a special meeting was called before the regular autumnal Πυλαία, to take such action (124). At this special meeting, which Athens and Thebes refused to attend (Aesch. 126—128), Cottyphus was chosen general, (according to Aesch.) while Philip was “away off in Scythia”; and after a successful campaign the Amphissians were fined and their offending citizens were banished. But they refused to submit; and finally, “a long time afterwards” (πολλῷ χρόνῳ ὕστερον), a second expedition became necessary “after Philip's return from his Scythian expedition”; —he does not even then say that Philip was actually made general! See Hist. §§ 61—63.

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