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73. 1. ἀντιλογίαν τοῖς — the dat. following the constn. of ἀντιλέγω, as in έπίπλους τῇ Πελοποννήσῳ etc.

7. οὔτε ἡμῶν οὔτε τούτων—prob. to be taken with οἱ λόγοι. The emphasis is on δικασταῖς: we are not in a court of law.

11. τοῦ ἐς ἡμᾶς καθεστῶτοςthe general line of argument that is used against us.

16. ἀκοαὶ ... λόγωνhearsay.

[2] 18. εἰ καὶ δι᾽ ὄχλου μᾶλλον ἔσται αἰεὶ προβαλλομένοις— ‘even if it will prove an annoyance to you to have them continually brought before you.’ προβαλλομένοις, sc. ὑμῖν, is personal pass., cf. c. 126. 11; 140. 1; the act. would be προβάλλομεν ταῦτα ὑμῖν. (To supply ἡμῖν, as many edd. do, produces a sense inconsistent with what follows, esp. τοῦ δὲ λόγου μὴ παντὸς στερισκώμεθα. There is no need to read προβαλλόμενα with Classen; and to place the comma after ἔσται, as I formerly proposed to do, is no improvement.)

21. ἐκινδυνεύετο—impersonal. ‘It was to help the cause that we faced danger’—it was not φιλονικία (νίκη) that prompted us. ἐπ᾽ ὠφελίᾳ is intentionally vague, because the speaker is to emphasise the share that the Peloponnesians received; cf. c. 74. 3.

τοῦ ἔργουthe reality) (τοῦ λόγου the mention of it, ‘reference to it,’ when such reference is opportune for us.

[3] 24. μαρτυρίουevidence (not ‘protest’).

25. ὑμῖν with καταστήσεται.

[4] 27. προκινδυνεῦσαι τῷ β. — ‘stand forward,’ ‘bear the brunt of battle against,’ as a πρόμαχος. Demosth. brings in προκινδυνεύω in the famous oath in de Cor. 208 μὰ τοὺς Μαραθῶνι προκινδυνεύσαντας κτλ.: he probably had this passage in mind.

3. ἀδυνάτων ἂν ὄντων — masc.=οἳ (sc. οἱ Πελοποννήσιοι from τὴν Π.) ἀδύνατοι ἂν ἦσαν (Mr. Forbes takes ἀδυνάτων ὄντων as neut., like πλωιμωτέρων ὄντων c. 7, εἰσαγγελθέντων c. 116— where see notes—as if we had ἀδύνατον ἃν ὄν. This will not do).

[5] 6. ὁμοίας—sc. καὶ (‘as’) πρὶν ναυμαχῆσαι (not ‘equal to the Greek’).

8. ἀνεχώρησεν—cf. c. 118. 2.

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