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Antiphon of Athens, born in 480 BCE, spent his leading within the nice interval of Athens yet, disliking democracy, used to be himself an ardent oligarch who with others organize a violent short-lived oligarchy in 411. The restored democracy completed him for treason. He were a author of speeches for folks serious about litigation. Of the fifteen surviving works 3 difficulty actual homicide situations. The others are routines in speech-craft including 3 tetralogies, every one tetralogy comprising 4 skeleton speeches: accuser's; defendant's; accuser's answer; defendant's counter-reply.

Andocides of Athens, born ca. 440 BCE, disliked the extremes of either democracy and oligarchy. fascinated by spiritual scandal in 415 BCE, he went into exile. After at the very least efforts to come back, he did so less than the amnesty of 403. In 399 he was once acquitted on a cost of profaning the Mysteries and in 391–390 took half in an abortive peace embassy to Sparta. Extant speeches are: 'On His go back' (a plea on his moment attempt); 'On the Mysteries' (a selfdefence); 'On the Peace with Sparta'. The speech 'Against Alcibiades' (the infamous flesh presser) is suspect.

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