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38. 4. διὰ παντός—temporal.

[2] 8. τὰ εἰκότα θαυμάζεσθαιto receive the proper marks of honour, for which see c 25. 4.

12. ἀρέσκοντεςSoph. OT 274 ὅσοις τάδ᾽ ἔστ᾽ ἀρέσκοντ᾽.

[4] 13. ἐπιστρατεύομεν — ‘nor is it our way to attack a colony exceptionally unless we have suffered ...’ The partic. must be conditional; but the sense is much improved by ἐπεστρατεύομεν, sc. ἄν, nor should we be attacking them (Corcyra) in a manner so exceptional (as we are doing). Thus μὴ . would=εἰ μὴ ἠδικούμεθα. If ἐπιστρατεύομεν be right, ἐκπρεπῶς may=‘unreasonably,’ being explained by μὴ ... ἀδικούμενοι: but ‘exceptionally’ has much more point here.

[5] 14. καλὸν δ᾽ ἦν—cf. c. 37. 5.

16. αἰσχρόν—slight anacoluthon, adding to the vigour of the sentence.

17. μετριότητα—sc. εἰ μέτριοι ἦσαν.

ὕβρει δὲ κτλ.—solemnity of ‘gnomic’ style; cf. L. & S. under κόρος.

19. κακουμένηνtemporal.

20. προσεποιοῦντο—as in c. 8. 3. For the treatment of Epidamnus by Corcyra see c. 24, and for the intervention of Corinth c. 26.

21. ἔχουσιnow hold it.

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    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 274
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.24
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.25.4
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.26
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.37.5
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.8.3
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