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[6] And since they knew that in matters pertaining to the gods the city would be most enraged if any man should be shown to be violating the Mysteries,1 and that in other matters if any man should dare to attempt the overthrow of the democracy, they combined both these charges and tried to bring an action of impeachment before the senate. They asserted that my father was holding meetings of his political club with a view to revolution, and that these members of the club, when dining together in the house of Pulytion,2 had given a performance of the Mysteries.

1 The Eleusinian Mysteries were celebrated annually at Eleusis in Attica and were performed in honor of Demeter and her daughter Persephone.

2 Cf. Andoc. 1.12.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.3.1
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