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On receipt of further denunciations of profanation of the mysteries in private houses, in which Alcibiades is named as participator, his adversaries proceed against him, and, accusing him likewise of the mutilation of the Hermae, charge that the object of both crimes is the overthrow of the democracy.

ἀπό: on the part of. See on 3. 36. 24.

ἀκολούθων: prob. servants enjoying closer relations to their masters and cognizant of their secret doings.

μετὰ παιδιᾶς καὶ οἴνου: in drunken sport, the effect stated first in Greek.—τὰ μυστήρια ὡς: so placed for emphasis, as 29. 9 and freq.

ἐφ᾽ ὕβρει: in mockery. Cf. Eur. Or. 1581.

αὐτά: i.e. the charges against Alcibiades of profanation of the mysteries. It is obj. both of ὑπολαμβάνοντες (Schol. προσδεχόμενοι ὥστε πιστεύειν) and ἐμεγάλυνον.

ἐμποδὼν ὄντι σφίσι μὴ...προεστάναι : for const. with verb of hindrance, see GMT. 807 c; 815, 1.

μετ᾽ ἐκείνου: in collusion with him. See on 3. 30. 10.—ἐπιλέγοντες τεκμήρια: citing as further proofs (i.e. besides the testimony of the μέτοικοί τέ τινες καὶ ἀκόλουθοι (1). Cf. ἐπεῖπον 1. 67. 18.

τὴν ἄλλην αὐτοῦ...παρανομίαν : cf. 15. 13. The pl. τεκμήρια prob. points to various manifestations of παρανομία.

οὐ δημοτικήν : Schol. τὴν ἔξω τοῦ ἔθους τῆς δημοκρατίας.

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