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The hegemony of the Lacedaemonians differed from that of the Athenians.

ὑποτελεῖς φόρου: so c. 56. 7; 66. 6; 80. 14; vii.57.13. Without φόρου, ii.9.15; v.111.20; vii.57.23, but just before φόρῳ ὑπήκοοι in the same sense.

ἡγοῦντο: abs., maintained their hegemony. Cf. c. 77. 23; iii.10.13.—κατ̓ ὀλιγαρχίαν...θεραπεύοντες : see App. κατ᾽ ὀλιγαρχίαν belongs to πολιτεύσουσι (cf. iii.62.8); the intervening words show that the object was to further the interests of the Lacedaemonians only, not those of the smaller states. Cf. c. 144. 13; iv.76.28; v.81.6; Lys. XIII 51. Elsewhere Thuc. joins θεραπεύειν with inf. (cf. vi.61.25; vii.70.20), here with ὅπως, like σκοπεῖν, ἐπιμελεῖσθαι, after which verbs the fut. indic. seems preferable to the aor. subjv., though the Mss. vary greatly. Cf. c. 56. 3; 57. 21; 82. 24. GMT. 45; H. 885.

παραλαβόντες: i.e. causing to be delivered to them (παραδοῦναι is used of the allies themselves in c. 101. 13), while they increased their own fleet by the tribute exacted subsequently. Cf. c. 99. § 3. —Λεσβίων: these lost their independence after their revolt, B.C. 427. Cf. iii.50.5, where the same phrase is used.

καὶ ἐγένετο αὐτοῖς κτἑ.: Cl. follows Grote, V. c. 44. p. 117, in understanding Thuc. to say that the power both of Sparta and of Athens was greater at the beginning of the Peloponnesian war than that of both together during the short time that the ὁμαιχμία lasted. See App. τὰ κράτιστα is adv. with ἤνθησαν. Cf. c. 31. 4; τὰ πρότερα, c. 2. 2; τὰ πλείω, c. 13. 17; τὰ τελευταῖα, c. 24. 12. The position of ἀκραιφνοῦς gives it the effect of a temporal sentence. The word occurs in c. 52. 8; not elsewhere in Att. prose.

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