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49. 26. καταστάντες καθίστημι means frequently ‘put into a (settled) state,’ with ἐς: the intrans. ‘settle down.’ As the ships were motionless, a regular pitched battle was fought.

27. διέκπλοι—the famous manœuvre consisted of ‘rowing through the intervals of the enemy's linc, and thus getting in their rear, ... and before the ship of the adversary could change its position, of striking it either in the stern, or in some weak part’ (Grote). It is first heard of in Hdt. 6.12.

[4] 3. παραγιγνόμεναι—iterative.

5. μάχης ... ἦρχονtake the aggressive.

6. πρόρρησιν= προείρητο.

[5] 10. σποράδας—‘in confusion.

13. ἐρήμους—sc. οὔσας: cf. Xen. Anab. 2.1.6 πέλται καἱ ἅμαξαι ἦσαν φέρεσθαι ἔρημοι.

15. [τε]—this joins the whole clause οἱ Κορινθιοι ... ἡσσῶντο to the second. It is scarcely necessary to bracket it.

[6] 18. ἀπὸ ἐλάσσονος πλήθους—compare the total numbers, c. 46. 1; 47. 1.

[7] 24. ἐγίγνετοwas beginning: better than ἐγένετο—the completion is first alluded to in c. 50. 1.

λαμπρῶςdecidedly. τότε δή introduces the decisive act.

26. ξυνέπεσεν—impers., ‘things came to such a pass.’

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.12
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    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.50.1
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 2.1.6
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