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And now I am also going to read you the names of those denounced by Diocleides, so that you may see how many relatives of mine he tried to ruin. First there was my father, and then my brother-in-law; my father he had represented as in the secret, while he had alleged that my brother-in-law's house was the scene of the meeting. The names of the rest you shall hear. Read them out to the court. “

Charmides, son of Aristoteles.”

That is a cousin of mine; his mother and my father were brother and sister. “

Taureas. ”

That is a cousin of my father's. “


A son of Taureas. “

Callias, son of Alcmaeon.”

A cousin of my father's. “


A brother of Callias, son of Telocles. “

Phrynichus, son of Orchesamenus.”1

A cousin. “


The brother of Nicias.2 He is Callias' brother-in-law. “


Another cousin of my father's; their mothers were sisters.

All of these appeared among the last forty on Diocleides' list.

1 The MS. reading is retained by some and translated “the ex-dancer,” on the ground that a famous dancer named Phrynichus was living in Athens at this period ( cf. Aristoph. Wasps 1302). But no true parallel can be produced for such a use of the aorist participle. It is preferable to emend as in the text, as proper names with a participial form were not uncommon; cf. Ἀκεσαμενός, Ἀλεξαμενός, Τεισαμενός, Ἀκουμενός.

2 The words Νικίου ἀδελφός are misplaced in the MSS. Andocides is clearly quoting from an official list; and in such documents a man would be referred to by his father's name, not by his brother's. The reference to the brother is part of the commentary of Andocides which follows. The Nicias in question is the general.

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