—the number is puzzling, as in c. 27. 2
the Cor. are said to be pieparing to send 3000.
not ‘against.’ ἐναντία
, internal accus, as adv.; cf. c. 6. 6
19. τὸ ἱερὸν Ἀπόλλωνος
—the celebrated temple
of Ἀπόλλων Ἄκτιος
, best known to us from its connexion with the battle of Actium.
—before taking hostile action.
—probably this means that they inserted new cross-beams, called ζυγώματα
, connecting one side of the ship with the other. (The ζυγώματα
. however, may be ribs, σταμῖνες
.) This has nothing to do with undergirding, which, as Mr. Forbes says, would be ζώσαντες
to see if repairs were needed.
—see c. 25. 4
2. παρὰ πολύ
—always with a word implying comparison; cf. παρὰ πολὺ ἡσσηθέντες 2.89. 3
—sc. τὴν Ἐπίδαμνον
=ἐφ̓ ᾧτεͅ. ἐπήλυδας
of c. 26. 1