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ὅσοι Ἑρμαῖ ἦσαν—Plutarch says τῶν Ἑρμῶν οἱ πρεσβύτεροι ἄχειρες καὶ ἄποδες. See Mayor on Juv. VIII. 53. Grote's account of the mutilation should be read.

ἐν τῇ πόλει—Plutarch says that Hipparchus the Pisistratid set up several of these figures. They were also put up from time to time by tribes, magistrates, and individuals, especially abont the Agora, through which ran the street of Hermes.

τετράγωνος ἐργασία—‘the well-known square figures,’

οἱ πλεῖστοι—according to Andocides (de Myst. § 62) the bust before his house was the only one that escaped, and this is repeated by Nepos, Alcib. 3; perhaps also by Philochorus (280 B.C.) ap. Schol. on Aristoph. Lys. 1094 τὴν δ᾽ αἰτίαν οἱ μὲν τοῖς περὶ Ἀλκιβιάδην προσέγραφον, ὡς Θουκυδίδης, οἱ δὲ Κορινθίοις ὡς Φιλόχορος μόνον δέ [leg. δ᾽ οὔ] φησι περικοπῆναι τὸν Ἀνδοκίδου Ἑρμῆν.

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