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αὐτά—applying generally, as often, to what has been said before. οἱ . . ἀχθόμενοι—foremost among these was Androcles the demagogue, who was put to death in 411. οὐδὲν εἴη αὐτῶν—it is generally agreed among modern writers that Alc. had nothing to do with the mutilation of the Hermae. The authors of the mutilation remain unknown, and various views are held; the most probable being that the outrage was the work of oligarchs, undertaken with a view to rnin Alcibiades, and used with the same purpose by some of the extreme democrats. In none of the lists of Hermocopids furnished by informers did Alcibiades's name occur.
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