Athenians, was on his father's side one of the Alcmaeonidae, who are said to
have been banished by the tyrants because they belonged to the democratic
faction, and who, with money borrowed from Delphi, liberated our city, expelling the sons of Peisistratus,
and on his mother's side he claimed descent from Hipponicus and that famous
house to which the people are indebted for many eminent services.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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