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Ἀθήνησι ποιής ‘To make Athens the seat of the Board which administered the common fund’ (of the Delian Confederacy), derived from the φόρος of the members; Thuc. I. 95 — 96. The transference of the fund from Delos to Athens is said to have been proposed — not, as Andoc. implies here, by the Athenians — but by the Samians (Plut. Arist. 25): Grote v. 465.

λαθόντες δὲ Πελ In 479 B.C., when the walls of Athens were rebuilt and the Peiraeus was fortified. λαθόντες: alluding to the artifices by which Themistocles gained time, Thuc. I. 90 f. Grote v. 331.

πριάμ. π. Λακεδ.] The statement that Athens ‘bought impunity’ from Sparta is not only baseless but absurd. It seems to refer to the Thirty Years' Truce between Athens and Sparta (445 B.C.) by which Athens gave up Achaia, Troezen and the harbours of Megara: see Grote v. 475.

ὀγδοήκοντα καὶ πέντε i.e. from the battle of Marathon (490 B.C.) to the battle of Aegospotami (405 B.C.): since the policy by which Themistocles made Athens a naval power dated from the close of the first Persian invasion.

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