previous next

The Athenians do not interfere with their departure.

ἔδοξεν οὖν: the result of διεσκόπουν, c. 52. 11.—ἐσβιβάσαντας: acc. though following αὐτοῖς. See on c. 31. 10.

κηρυκείου: a herald's staff, caduceus. Schol. ξύλον ὀρθὸν ἔχον ἑκατέρωθεν δύο ὄφεις περιπεπλεγμένους καὶ ἀντιπροσώπους πρὸς ἀλλήλους κειμένους. To bear such a staff would have been a recognition of a state of war. Cf. ii.1.3.—πεῖραν ποιήσασθαι: to test their intentions.

πέμψαντές τε ἔλεγον: and accordingly they sent and said (by the mouth of messengers). Cf. ii.71.6, etc.ἀδικεῖτε: cf. c. 37. 3.

πολέμου...σπονδάς : without art., the reproach being generalized, “being beginners of war and truce-breakers.” Below, 8, τὰς σπονδάς, in reference to the actually existing truce.

πολεμίους τοὺς ἡμετέρους: cf. c. 1. 5.—ἐμποδὼν ἵστασθε: see on c. 40. 13.

ὑμῖν γνώμη ἐστί: only here; elsewhere γνώμην ἔχειν. Cf. ii.86.17; iii.92.11; iv.125.20; vii.72.18; viii.44.2.

κωλύειν τε: should strictly be followed by καὶ λύειν, which Cobet reads; but in the second clause the purpose is vividly expressed as a fact.

ἡμᾶς τούσδε: obj. of λαβόντες, and then to be supplied in thought in the dat. for χρήσασθε.

πρῶτον : referring to the whole sentence, “first of all commit this wrong.” Cf. vi.3.5.

τῶν δὲ Κερκυραίων τὸ μὲν στρατόπεδον: the μέν points to an unmentioned antithesis: the leaders kept silent, while the excited multitude called for the death of the messengers. So Cl.; but see App.

ἐπήκουσεν: here and in ii.36.20 of hearing from a distance.—ἀνεβόησεν: takes the inf., as containing an ἐκέλευσε.— 16. εἰ...πλευσεῖσθε : minatory form of cond. See on c. 36. 17.—ἐς τῶν...χωρίων : see on c. 45. 8.

κατὰ τὸ δυνατόν: pro viribus. Cf. ii.89.39; v.23.5; vii.36.23.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (12 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (12):
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: