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When the others learned the truth, they were furious to think that I was in the secret without having taken any active part; and the next day I received a visit from Meletus1 and Euphiletus. “We have managed it all right, Andocides,” they told me. “Now if you will consent to keep quiet and say nothing, you will find us just as good friends as before. If you do not, you will find that you have been much more successful at making enemies of us than at making fresh friends by turning traitor to us.”

1 Meletus had also been connected with the profanation of the Mysteries; his name appears on Andromachus' list (Andoc. 1.13). Like Euphiletus, he was denounced by Teucrus for mutilation of the Hermae (Andoc. 1.35).

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