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A'ndrocles

Ἀνδροκλῆς), an Athenian demagogue and orator. He was a contemporary and enemy of Alcibiades, against whom he brought forward witnesses, and spoke very vehemently in the affair concerning the mutilation of the Hermae, B. C. 415. (Plut. Alc. 19; Andocid. de Myster. § 27.) It was chiefly owing to his exertions that Alcibiades was banished. After this event, Androcles was for a time at the head of the democratical party; but during the revolution of B. C. 411, in which the democracy was overthrown, and the oligarchical government of the Four Hundred was established, Androcles was put to death. (Thuc. 8.65.) Aristotle (Aristot. Rh. 2.23) has preserved a sentence from one of Androcles' speeches, in which he used an incorrect figure.

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