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gain the friendship of powerful men were sometimes of the most disreputable kind ; among which a service he rendered to a prince in Cyprus is particularly mentioned. (Comp. Plut. l.c.; Phot. Bibl. p. 488, ed. Bekker; Tzetz. Chil. 6.373, &c.) In B. C. 411, Andocides returned to Athens on the establishment of the oligarchical government of the Four Hundred, hoping that a certain service he had rendered the Athenian ships at Samos would secure him a welcome reception. (De Red. §§ 11, 12.)
But no se sentence of civil disfranchisement, he endeavoured by means of bribes to persuade the prytanes to allow him to attend the assembly of the people.
The latter, however, expelled him from the city. (Lys. c. Andoc. § 29.)
It was on this occasion, B. C. 411, that Andocides delivered the speech still extant on his Return (peri\ th=s e(autou= kaqo/dou), in which he petitioned for permission to reside at Athens, but in vain.
In this his third exile, Andocides went to reside in Elis (Plut. Vit. X. Ora