Andocides, the second in the list of the Ten Attic Orators contained in the Alexandrine canon, was born at Athens, and, according to the best authorities, about Ol. 84. At all events the statement we find in Pseudo-Plut. (Vit. X. Or. p. 835 A), that he was born Ol. 78. 1, is altogether untenable (see Pauly's Real-Encyclopädie, Art. Amlocides). His father Leogoras, who was frequently ridiculed by the Comic writers for his luxurious style of living (Arist. Nub. 109 with the Schol. ad loc. Vesp. 1269. In the War of liberation against Pisistratus, and in the military operations against his sons, the progenitors of Andocides had played a distinguished part ('De Redit.' 26. Myst. 106).