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Andocides
(738 words)

(Ἀνδοκίδης Λεωγόρου Κυδαθηναιεύς; Andokídēs Leōgórou Kydathēnaieús).

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A. Person

The Attic orator A. was born 440 BC as member of an old aristocratic family [1. 27-32], which boasted that they were descended from Hermes (Hellanicus in Plut. Alcibiades 21,201-202b, vita 1). Already before 415 BC A. belonged to a hetairia of similarly-minded people, whom, according to Plut. Themistocles 32,128e, he sought to incite against the Democrats in a text, Πρὸς τοὺς Ἑταίρους (Pròs toùs Hetaírous). Should it be the ca…

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Furley, William D. (Heidelberg), “Andocides”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e121010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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