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Try, therefore, first to gain redress of grievances from the Athenians by peaceful means; but let us not neglect meanwhile to prepare for war.

ταύτας...μελέτας : the rel. clause interposed renders the art. unnecessary. Cf. Xen. An. i.5.16. Kühn. 465, note 6 a.

ἐπειχθέντες: too hastily. See on c. 80. 16.

σωμάτων: lices; opp. to χρήματα, as c. 141. 18; ii.53.7.

βουλεύσωμεν: Thuc. uses the act. and mid. for the most part in the same sense: in pres., ‘deliberate’; in aor., ‘decide.’ Cf. c. 97. 2; 132. 28; ii.6.9; iii.28.5; iv.15.3; 41. 1; v.87.3; vi.39.5; viii.53.24. Probably only in iii.42.25 it means ‘give advice.’

ἑτέρων: see on c. 84. 7; here for ἑτέροις, as ii.15.1; vi.16.1. H. 643 b; Kühn. 543, 2 c. See on c. 71. 9.—πέμπετε: the imv. pres. when the aor. would be expected, acc. to the usage noted on c. 26. 1. For the epanaphora, cf. c. 28. 8; 30. 17; 126. 40.

αὐτῶν: of themselves. Cf. iv.60.14.

οὐ πρότερον: sc. πρὶν ἂν αἱ δίκαι δικασθῶσιν.

ἰέναι : in pregnant sense. See on c. 78. 7. Contrast the advice of the Corinthians, c. 71. 17.

κράτιστα καὶ φοβερώτατα: properly pred. to ταῦτα, but in effect adv. See on c. 43. 10.

Σθενελαΐδας: the ephor who now comes forward represents the jealous and encroaching attitude of that magistracy towards the conservatism of the kings.

ἐν τοῖς Λακεδαιμονίοις: i.e. in the assembly. Cf. Dem. VIII. 27, 74 (ἐν ὑμῖν); Plat. Legg. 886 e (ἐν ἀσεβέσιν ἀνθρώποις). Kr. and v. H. bracket the words. On the character and connexion of the speech of Archidamus, see App.

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