• Andocides
    • Life of Andocides 320
      • I. On the Mysteries 325
      • II. On his Return 454
      • III. On the Peace with Sparta 484
      • IV. Against Alcibiades 534
        • Fragments 579
    • Index of Proper Names 584


The text upon which the present translation is based is that of I. Bekker (1822); but I have not hesitated to introduce such alterations and corrections as the fresh manuscript evidence and detailed linguistic study of the last hundred years have made necessary or probable. The critical apparatus, while by no means exhaustive, will, I hope, prove full enough to enable the reader to appreciate for himself the relative value of the principal sources from which the text of Antiphon and Andocides derives. Of the surviving fragments all those are printed which possess any historical or literary importance. It appeared beyond the scope of the present volume to include isolated words quoted by the ancient lexicographers as grammatical rarities. These are readily accessible in existing editions of the two authors and are of no interest to the general reader. In regard to the translation itself I need say only that I have aimed at being both accurate and readable, but am fully conscious that I have too often failed to be either. I should, however, like to take this opportunity of thanking many friends for their suggestions and advice, particularly the present Warden of Merton, Sir John Miles, whose critical acumen and long experience of comparative law have repeatedly saved me from error; Mr. R. G. C. Levens,