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τῶν ἀναθημάτων=τῶν Ἑρμῶν, ‘the images’, as dedicated to the god. Cp. § 62, Ἑρμῆς...ὃν Αἰγηὶς (the Aegeid tribe) ἀνέθηκε. The Ἑρμαῖ were plain four-cornered posts surmounted by a head or bust.

ἄδειαν εὑρόμενος ‘having obtained special permission’. Teucrus was a μέτοικος who had withdrawn to Megara, and had thence sent word to the Athenian Council that he would give information regarding the Mysteries and the Hermae if he received license to do so (εἴ οἱ ἄδειαν δοῖεν). Thereupon the Council ἐψηφίσατο τὴν ἄδειαν, and sent for him (§ 15). — ἄδεια, technical term for the authorisation required by a non-citizen (μέτοικος, ξένος, δοῦλος) who desired to accuse anyone of an offence against the State, — by an ἄτιμος before he could exercise any civic right, — or by a citizen who proposed to re-enfranchise an ἄτιμος.

ἀπογράφει ‘denounces’, in a ‘list’ or ‘return’ (ἀπογραφή) presented to the Βουλή, which the Ecclesia had invested with plenary powers for the occasion (§ 15, αὐτοκράτωρ).

οἱ δὲ ς. ἀπέθανον Grote (VII. 268) doubts this assertion (cp. Thuc. VI. 53, 60), but it is incidentally confirmed by the statement ascribed to Charmides in § 49. See Attic Orators, I. 122.

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    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.53
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos, 6.2.5
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