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After the conference has come to an end, the Athenians invest the town, and begin the siege with part of their army.

οὐδὲν ὑπήκουον: a common expression. Cf. i. 26. 16; 29. 1.

ἐτρέποντο: the impf. denoting the beginning of the new course of action is the reading of the best Mss. though many editt. read ἐτράποντο. Cf. vii. 71. 13. In i. 5. 4 and ii. 52. 11, ἐτράποντο denotes also the accomplishment; hence the aor.—διελόμενοι περιετείχισαν: cf. c. 75. 22, where the impf. περιετείχιζον is used because the building of the wall was a work of some time, and was, in fact, never finished.

φυλακὴν καταλιπόντες...ἀνεχώρησαν : so also in ii. 78. 6 ff.

καὶ κατὰ γῆν καὶ κατὰ θάλασσαν: const. with φυλακὴν καταλιπόντες.

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