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Athenian politician, often attacked in comedy for corruption and cowardice, and ridiculed for being fat (see comedy (greek), old). As an apparent democrat he took a principal part in the investigation into the mutilation of the herms (415 bc), but in 412 he showed still more energy in organizing the oligarchic revolution (see oligarchy): he travelled between Samos and Athens, and seems to have been the author of the motion which brought the régime of the Four Hundred into being. On the fall of that régime he fled to Sparta and was convicted of treason in his absence.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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