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Leo or LEON

5. A native of Salamis and a citizen of Athens, was put to death by the thirty tyrants, who ordered Socrates, with four others, among whom was Meletus, to bring him from Salamis, whither he seems to have retired to escape the cruelty and rapacity of the new government. Socrates would not execute the command, which was, however, carried into effect by the remaining four. From the speech of Theramenes, in Xenophon, we learn that Leon was a man of worth and respectability (ἱκανὸς ἀνήρ), and chargeable with no crime; and Andocides tells us that he was condemned without a trial. (Xen. Hell. 2.3.39; Plat. Apol. p. 32c, d; Stallb. ad loc. ; Lys. c. Erat. p. 125c. Agorat. p. 133; Andoc. de Myst. § 94.)

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