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2. ἐν τῷ...νομίζειν, in the belief, corresponding to ἐν θυσίαις (1), both denoting what occupied their minds.

3. τοῖς...δοκοῦσιν (impf.), to those who had seemed likely to need help, i.e. ourselves.—ἀφ᾽ ὧν ἔπραττον, in antithesis to ἐξ ὧν ἐπείσθητ᾽ ἐμοί: cf. § 213.11-13.

4. αὐτοὺς, ipsos, i.e. ourselves: for the accus. see Xen. Oec. 11, 23, συμφέρει αὐτοῖς φίλους εἶναι, where φίλοις would be more common (G. 928.1).— βοηθεῖν ἑτέροις: subj. of περιειστήκει, it had come about.

5. οἵας ἠφίει φωνὰς: cf. § 195.5.

6. ἐπιστολῶν: for an earlier letter of Philip to Peloponnesus asking for help, see § 156.

9. πλάνοι refers especially to his frequent journeys to Thebes while the negotiations were going on, and also to his other embassies (cf. § 244).— τὰ πολλὰ, the many.

10. διέσυρε: see the general ridi- cule of his decrees in Aesch. III. 100.1-3. This remark may perhaps refer to the fierce criticism of the terms of the alliance with Thebes (III. 141—143).—τί ἀπειργάσατο: the position of τί is emphatic: cf. σκέψασθε πῶς, § 235.4. We should expect συνέχεια etc. to be in the accus. by the usual attraction; but they are far more expressive as they stand.

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