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Leo'goras

*Lewgo/ras), the son of one Andocides, and the father of Andocides the orator, is said to have taken part in the conclusion of a peace between the Athenians and Lacedaemonians, probably the peace of B. C. 445. He was one of the parties apprehended on suspicion of being concerned in the mutilation of the Hermae at Athens, in B. C. 415. Plutarch says that Leogoras was accused by his own son, Andocides, as one of the guilty parties, but that the latter saved his father by stating that Leogoras was able to give important information to the state; and lie further states that Leogoras, taking the hint, forthwith accused numerous persons of various crimes, and was, in consequence, set free. Andocides, however, stoutly denies the truth of this story. (Thuc. 1.51; Plut. Vitae X. Orat. p. 834; Andoc. De Myst. pp. 3, 4, ed. Steph.) Leogoras seems to have borne no better character than his notorious son, Andocides. He was frequently attacked by the comic poets for his extravagance and luxurious mode of living. (Aristoph. Wasps 1269, Nub. 109, with Schol.; Athen. 9.387a.)

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