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The Corcyraeans and the Corinthians betake themselves to Athens.

τὸν δ̓ ἐνιαυτὸν...ὕστερον : the two years of preparation here spoken of include the period mentioned in c. 30. 13-20, i.e. from spring of 434 to spring of 432. The embassy of the Corcyraeans to Athens may have been sent at the beginning of 432, when the preparations of the Corinthians were nearing completion. Krüger, Stud. I. p. 218 ff.

ὀργῇ φέροντες: pressing on with the zeal of anger. Cf. v.80.7, θυμῷ ἔφερον. iv.121.4, τὸν πόλεμον προθύμως οἴσειν.

τὰ κράτιστα : adv., as in c. 19. 8.—ἔκ τε αὐτῆς κτἑ.: the prep. is to be repeated before τῆς ἄλλης Ἑλλάδος. See on c. 6. 21. If ἐκ governed both gens., it should have run, ἐξ αὐτῆς τε . . . καὶ τῆς ἄλλης. Kr. Spr. 69, 59, 2; Kühn. 520, note 5.

μισθῷ πείθοντες: subord. to ἀγείροντες. Cf. c. 18. 19; 25. 18.

καὶ (ἦσαν γὰρ . . .) ἔδοξεν: a causal sentence, thus placed in parataxis before the main one, is common in Hdt., and not rare in Thuc. Cf. c. 57. 16; 87. 2; iii.70.11; 107. 16; vii.48.12; viii.109.3. Since here καί belongs to the principal sentence, and the const. is not confused as in c. 72. 1, the causal should be separated by a parenthesis. Here ἔνστονδοι is a subst., allies, with gen.; in c. 40. 15; iii.65.19, it is adj. with dat. G. 181; H. 754; Kühn. 423, note 24.

ἐσεγράψαντο ἑαυτούς: had had themselves enrolled, in the list of allies who were parties on one side or the other to the σπονδαὶ τριακοντούτεις. c. 115. § 1.— 10. ξυμμάχους: attracted by the understood subj. of inf. G. 136, N. 3; H. 941; Kühn. 475, 2 a. Cf. c. 12. 2. The inf. γενέσθαι does not depend on πειρᾶσθαι, for they were seeking only what the terms of the treaty allowed. See c. 35. § 2.

εὑρίσκεσθαι: to procure for themselves (by effort). Cf. c. 58. 6; v.32.25.

πρεσβευσόμενοι: in v.39.7 the pres. partic. in same sense; both are equally permissible. Cobet rejects the word in both places, since, elsewhere, Thuc. always uses the mid. πρεσβεύεσθαι = legatos mittere (c. 126. 1; ii.7.16; iv.41.14; vi.104.14), whereas legatum esse is πρεσβεύειν (not in Thuc.; but in vi.55.11, it = maiorem esse natu).— 14. ἐμπόδιον γένηται: = κωλύσῃ, and so followed by inf. GMT. 95, 2; H. 963.

θέσθαι: see on c. 25. 2.— καταστάσης: cf. iii.36.23, of an assembly convened for a special purpose, i.e. σύγκλητος. Schömann, Ant. of Greece, I. 380.

ἦλθον: sc. ἑκάτεροι, to which here οἱ Κερκυραῖοι, and in c. 36. 22 οἱ Κορίνθιοι, are in part. appos. On these speeches see Grote, V. c. 47, p. 321.

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