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96. 2. ἔταξαν—cf. Ath. Pol. c. 23 τοὺς φόρους οὗτος (Aristides) ἦν τάξας ταῖς πόλεσιν τοὑς πρώτους ἔτει τρίτῳ μετὰ τὴν ἐν Σαλαμῖνι ναυμαχίαν—in 478-77. Trans. ‘assessed the contributions both of the states that were to provide money and of those,’ etc.—not ‘fixed which of the states,’ which overlooks the technical use of τάσσειν, rate.

5. ὧν=ἐκείνων , gen. of cause.

6. Ἑλληνοταμίαι ... ἀρχή ἀρχή is pred., ‘as an office,’ and the verb is attracted into its number. Only Athenians could hold the office. They were ten in number, and were elected annually in the Eeclesia, one from each tribe See Sandys' note on Ath. Pol. c. 30.2.

[2] 9. πρῶτος φόρος ταχθείς—for the order cf. c. 11. 3. The sum is thought, on the evidence of the extant lists of the quota of 1/60th paid to Athena, to be impossibly large; and Classen therefore considered the whole passage interpolated. Perhaps the sum given was assessed, but not realised.

11. Δῆλος—the treasury of the leagne was removed to Athens in 454 B.C.

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