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The Mantineans are the first to join the league, and a sentiment favourable to it spreads throughout Peloponnesus.

τοῖς Μαντινεῦσι: with κατέστραπτο, equiv. to ὑπὸ τῶν Μαντινέων, a freq. use of the dat. with the plpf. pass. Cf. i. 46. 1; 48. 1; 118. 18.—μέρος τι τῆς Ἀρκαδίας: among others the Parrhasians. Cf. c. 33. 3.—κατέστραπτο ὑπήκοον: like i. 8. 16, προσεποιοῦντο ὑπηκόους, the pred. adj. expressing result.

σφᾶς...ἄρχειν : depends upon οὐ περιόψεσθαι. Cf. i. 35. 14, δύναμιν προσλαβεῖν περιόψεσθε. GMT. 112, 2, N. 6; H. 986; Kühn. 484, 24. —ἐπειδὴ καὶ σχολὴν ἦγον: “since, inasmuch as the war with Athens was over, they now had leisure also (as well as inclination) to turn their attention to Mantinea.”

δημοκρατουμένην τε: the third member of a series of words or clauses is freq. connected by τε with the preceding. See on i. 2. 6; 76. 12. This is the first positive mention of a democracy at Argos. It may possibly have been introduced when Argos made an alliance with Athens in 460 B.C. See i. 102; Paus. i. 29. 9; Grote V. p. 175 ff.—ὥσπερ καὶ αὐτοί: sc. ἐδημοκρατοῦντο as in c. 44. 9. Cf. i. 32. 3. Kühn. 58, 3.

ἐς θροῦν καθίστατο: in act. signification: “they began to talk”; not “they began to be talked about.”— 12. νομίσαντες: aor., their opinion concerning a particular case; νομίζοντες (8), concerning permanent conditions.—πλέον τι εἰδότας: rebus melius compertis (St.), and therefore their example would have more weight. Cf. vii. 49. 22.—αὐτούς: sc. τοὺς Μαντινέας.

δἰ ὁργῆς ἔχοντες . Cf. ii. 37. 12; 64. 2; v. 46. 32. See on ii. 8. 19.—ἐπ᾽ ἄλλοις: on other grounds. Cobet, Mnem. 14, p. 9 for ἐν ἄλλοις.

ἐγέγραπτο : cf. c. 18, § 11, and c. 23, § 6. This refers to both documents.

τὸ γράμμα: the single article of the treaty. A rare use of the word.—διεθορύβει: set in commotion far and wide.

δίκαιον γὰρ εἶναι: would in dir. disc. have been δίκαιον γὰρ ἦν without ἄν, like καλὸν ἦν, i. 38. 10; εἰκὸς ἦν, iii. 40. 26.— 20. πᾶσι τοῖς ξυμμάχοις: for all the allies.τὴν μετάθεσιν: the power to προσθεῖναι καὶ ἀφελεῖν or to μεταθεῖναι ὅπῃ ἂν δοκῇ ἀμφοτέροις, c. 18. 58.

πρὸς τοὺς Ἀργείους: as in c. 27. 12; 28. 3.—καὶ αὐτοὶ ἕκαστοι: pred. to οἱ πολλοί: “for their part also.”

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