Unlike Antiphon, Andocides never made oratory his profession. If he spoke in public, the occasion was one which directly concerned himself. In addition, his career was interrupted by an enforced absence from Athens of over ten years. It is thus no matter for surprise that his published speeches should have been few in number. The three which survive, together with one other, dating from the days when he was still a young aristocrat dabbling in politics, probably represent all that their author ever left behind him. The scanty remains of this fourth speech are printed in the following pages.