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Cleon goes with fresh troops to the coast of Thrace, where the siege of Scione still continues, and attacks Torone by land and sea.

Ἀθηναίους πείσας: some persuasion appears to have been needed to induce the Athenians to begin the war again after the truce of the preceding winter.

σχὼν ἐς: steering to. Cf. 92. 6, ἔσχον ἐς τὴν Ἀργολίδα χώρην. —Σκιώνην ἔτι πολιορκουμένην: the beginning of this siege is mentioned in iv. 131. The Athenians had built a wall of circumvallation and left a guard, but their main force had been withdrawn. Cf. iv. 133. 15.

αὐτόθεν...τῶν φρουρῶν : refers to the guard left at Scione, the ἐπ᾽ αὐτῇ φυλακή of iv. 133.

Κωφὸν λιμένα: see App.—τῶν Τορωναίων: in the territory of the Toronaeans. The harbour of Torone is not mentioned until 11.

αἰσθόμενος ὑπ᾽ αὐτομόλων: an exceptional const., αἰσθόμενος being treated as if it were διδαχθείς. The more natural prep. would be παρά, not Krüger's ἀπό. For this unusual use of ὑπό, see on i. 130. 3, ὢν ἐν μεγάλῳ ἀξιώματι ὑπὸ τῶν Ἑλλήνων. Kühn. 442, 1, 2 a.

οἱ ἐνόντες: of the garrison, as iv. 104. 2; viii. 84. 14. A freq. use of ἐνεῖναι.

τῇ πεζῇ : epexegetical addition to στρατιᾷ. Cf. i. 95. 11, ὑπὸ τῶν Ἑλλήνων τῶν ἀφικνουμένων; iii. 54. 4.—ἐς τὴν πόλιν: against the city. Cf. ii. 18. 2, ἀφίκετο ἐς Οἰνόην.

ἐς τὸν λιμένα : see App.

τὸ περιτείχισμα: Brasidas had united the suburb with the city (ἐντὸς ποιήσας, cf. i. 62. 3; ii. 83. 5; vii. 5. 14) by breaking down the old wall on this side, διελὼν τοῦ παλαιοῦ τείχους, and building a new one to enclose city and suburb alike. This is the περιτείχισμα προσπεριέβαλε τῇ πόλει.

καὶ διελὼν κτἑ.: the rel. pron., which would here be in a new case (dat.) must be supplied from the preceding . G. 156, N. Usually a dem. or pers. pron. is introduced, as in i. 74. 8; 122. 14; ii. 4. 24. H. 1005.—τείχους: gen. of the whole depending upon an unexpressed word denoting the part broken down, as in ii. 75. 24. G. 168, N. 2; Kühn. 416, 1, N. 2.—αὐτήν: agrees in gender with the pred. noun and refers to city and suburb.

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