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The letter of Nicias reaches Athens and is read in the Popular Assembly. 2. ἀπὸ γλώσσης: orally; just so Hdt. i.123.20. εἴ τίς τι ἐπηρώτα: (Vat. for ἠρώτα) if any one asked further questions. To the impf. of the prot. corresponds also in the apod. ἀπεκρίνοντο (Vat., for ἀπεκρίναντο of most of the Mss.). ὁ γραμματεὺς ὁ τῆς πόλεως: cf. Poll. viii. 98, ὁ ὑπὸ τοῦ δήμον αἱρεθεὶς γραμματεὺς ἀναγιγνώσκει τῷ δήμῳ καὶ τῇ βουλῇ. v. H. and St. omit ὁ τῆς πόλεως. δηλοῦσαν : of the contents of a letter. Cf. c. 16. 1; i.129.1; 137. 22.
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