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The Corinthians make preparations to support the Epidamnians and appeal to their allies.

αὐτοῖς: see on c. 13. 12.

ἐπὶ τῇ ἴσῃ...ἰέναι : defines more exactly the obj. ἀποικίαν. Both are dependent on ἐκήρυσσον. On the phrase, see on c. 14. 15. As ἀπὸ τῆς ἴσης (cf. c.15. 11) marks a starting point, so ἐπὶ τῇ ἴσῃ refers to conditions. The two adjs. together, without distinction of meaning, constitute a formula (aequo et pari iure, Cic. Off. i. § 124). Cf. c. 145. 6; iv.105.12; v.27.12; 59. 24: and with similar meaning ἐπὶ τοῖς ἴσοις καὶ ὁμοίοις, v.79.2; Xen. Hell. vii.1.1, 13, 45. See Curtius, Herm. 10, 234 f.

εἰ δέ τις...ἀποικίας : when a case is supposed with εἰ, in order that a further supposition may be then made about it, the indic. is used in the former and the opt. in the latter; and what seems to us the natural order is often inverted in Greek. Here: “a man, suppose, is desirous (βούλεται) to take part in the scheme; should such a one be unwilling (μή ἐθέλοι) to sail at once.” The same moods and order in Xen. Mem. ii.6.4 (ἔχοι . . . ἀνέχεται); indic. in first place, Plat. Phaed. 67 e (διαβέβληται . . . φοβοῖντο); Xen. Cyr. iv.6.7 (δέχῃ . . . λάβοιμι). The opt. here, therefore, is not due to the indir. disc. Cf. c. 5. 14.

δραχμὰς Κορινθίας: the Corinthian standard being like the Aeginetan (see Boeckh, Publ. Ec. p. 28), the Corinthian drachma (παχεῖα): the Attic (λεπτή) :: 10 : 6 (obols). So Cl. But this ratio is disputed by Hultsch, Griech. und Röm. Metrologie, p. 540. —καταθέντα: and καταβάλλοντες, 8, of depositing as security, to be forfeited if the pledge should not be fulfilled. Cf. Plat. Prot. 314 b; 328 c.

πολλοί: pred. to the two partic. subjs. united on the same level by καίκαί. See on c. 8. 14.

ἐδεήθησαν δὲ κτἑ.: the main points of the action of the Corinthians, expressed by aors., 8, 11, 14, are separated by short notices of the results.

ξυμπροπέμψειν: only inferior Mss. have ξυμπροπέμψαι, which has, however, been adopted by St., B., and v. H. So the fut. inf. is found in the best Mss. after βούλεσθαι, vi.57.10; ἐφίεσθαι, vi.6.4; δυνατὸν εἶναι, iii.28.2. See on ii.29.26 and vi.6.4. GMT. 27, N. 2 a; Kühn. 389, note 8; Stahl, Quaestiones grammaticae, p. 8. —εἰ ἄρα: if, as might be expected. See Heller, Philol. 13, p. 118.

Κεφαλλήνων: part. gen., as in c. 24. 5; 29. 10; 30. 15; v.67.7.

Θηβαίους: αἰτεῖν is used by Thuc. with acc. of person only in connexion with χρήματα. Cf. viii.44.6; 85. 20. Elsewhere the person, if expressed, is governed by παρά. The fulfilment of the last request is mentioned in c. 30. 9.

κενάς: inanes, the hulls only; opp. to πλήρεις, c. 29. 2.—Κορινθίων: prop. names often without art. when joined with αὐτός (cf. ii.31.10; iii.98.19; vi.30.6; 31. 12), by which the absence of alien elements is indicated. Kr. Spr. 50, 11, 14.

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