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ζήτησιν—alluding to the ζητηταί: see c. 29. A metic named Teucrus had, after the departure of the armament, given information about both Mysteries and Hermae. He received the reward of 1000 drachmae. Plut. Alc. 20 quotes Phrynichus Com. (Hermes loq.) φυλάξομαι: Τεύκρῳ γὰρ οὐχὶ βούλομαι | μήνυτρα δοῦναι τῷ παλαμναίῳ ξένῳ. After his information the Commissioners judged that the crimes ‘were due to a large number, ἐπὶ δήμου καταλύσει, καὶ χρῆναι ἐπιζητεῖν καὶ μὴ παύσασθαι’ (Andoc. 1, 36).

οὐ δοκιμάζοντες τοὺς μ—the action of the Commissioners encouraged one Dioclides to give false information about the Hermae, saying that he saw a crowd of about 300 on the night, and he denonnced 42 persons, among whom were the orator Andocides and several of his relatives. Dioclides subsequently admitted that he had given false information, and was put to death. Plut. Alc. 20 quotes Phryn. Com. φίλταθ̓ Ἑρμῆ, καὶ φυλάσσου μὴ πεσὼν | αὑτὸν παρακρούσῃ καὶ παράσχῃς διαβολὴν | ἑτέρῳ Διοκλείδᾳ βουλομένῳ κακόν τι δρᾶν. About the same time a woman named Agariste and Lydus gave information about the Mysteries, inculpating Alcibiades.


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