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1 ib. § 4.
2 The contest between the exiles at the Peiraeus and the town party was not finally concluded till Boedromion (Sept. — Oct.) 403 B. C. See Clinton, F. H. At the time when the amnesty was sworn, Andokides was absent from Athens: [Lys] in Andok. § 39. It seems safe, then, to conclude that he did not return to Athens before the early part of 402.
3 [Plut.] Vit. Andok.
4 De Myst. § 132.
6 Three years after his return to Athens: de Myst. § 132. The date 399 is confirmed by another consideration. In de Myst. § 132 the offices which he had held are enumerated in apparently chronological order:—πρῶτον μὲν γυμνασίαρχον Ἡφαιστίοις, ἔπειτα ἀρχιθεωρὸν εἰς Ἰσθμὸν καὶ Ὀλυμπίαζε, εἶτα δὲ ταμίαν ἐν πόλει τῶν ἱερῶν χρήματων. Now the Olympic festival at which he was ἀρχιθεωρός must have been that of Ol. 95. 1, 400 B.C. After this architheoria he had been tamias; but clearly was so no longer at the time when the speech On the Mysteries was spoken.
7 [Lys.] in Andok § 30 ἀφικόμενος εἰς τὴν πόλιν δὶς ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ [ἐνιαυτῷ̣] ἐνδέδεικται. Neither Andokides nor his accuser say anything about the result of the earlier ἔνδειξις: probably, then, it never came to a trial.
9 De Myst. § 150.
10 De Myst. § 148.
11 ib. §§ 117—123.
12 ib. § 146.
13 From the speech itself it appears that (1) the Boeotians had been now four years at war, § 20: (2) Lechaeum had been taken by the Lacedaemonians, § 18: (3) The Lacedaemonians are spoken of as having been already thrice victorious—at Corinth, Coronea, and Lechaeum; and nothing is said of any check which they had received: §18. The destruction of the mora by Iphikrates—so tremendous a blow to the Spartan arms—can hardly, then, have taken place. Grote puts the victory of Iphikrates in 390: see his note, vol. ix. p. 455, which discusses Clinton's view that it occurred in 393.Krüger places the speech of Andokides in 393: Grote and Kirchner in 391; but the data above mentioned seem in favour of 390: which is the year for which Blass decides (Att. Bereds. pp. 282f.).
14 Xenophon and Diodoros say nothing about such an embassy from Sparta to Athens. But, according to the author of the Argument to the Speech, Φιλόχορος μὲν οὖν λέγει καὶ ἐλθεῖν τοὺς πρέσβεις ἐκ Λακεδαιμονίας καὶ ἀπράκτους ἀνελθεῖν μὴ πείσαντος τοῦ Ἀνδοκίδου. Philochoros, writing circ. 300—260 B.C., is a trustworthy witness for the fact of the embassy.
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