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1. τί χρῆν κ.τ.λ., i.e. what was his duty?—ποιεῖν, of a course of action, explained by several aorists, each of a special act. In the following series of questions, all introduced by χρῆν, the orator states the various problems which faced the Athenian statesman of that day and the obvious solutions of them. 3. ἐκ θαλάττης: cf. § 230.5. 4. προβαλέσθαι: cf. προὐβαλόμην, § 300.2. With this figure of throwing forward Euboea as a wall of defence to Attica, compare that in § 71.2 (see note). See Aesch. III. 84, ναὶ, ἀλλὰ χαλκοῖς καὶ ἀδαμαντίνοις τείχεσιν, ὡς αὐτός φησι, τὴν χώραν ἡμῶν ἐτείχισε, τῇ τῶν Εὐβοέων καὶ Θηβαίων συμμαχίᾳ. 6. τοὺς ὁμόρους ταύτῃ, our neigh- bours on this side, as Megara and Corinth (cf. § 237). 7. παρὰ πᾶσαν φιλίαν (sc. γῆν): i.e. that the corn-trade should pass along an entirely friendly coast. For the subject of §§ 301, 302, see §§ 71, 79—82, 87—89, 240, 241, and Hist. §§ 46, 51, 52, 54.
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