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After this he married my mother1; and I believe that in her he also won a glorious prize of valor. For her father was Hipponicus,2 first in wealth of all the Greeks and second in birth to none of the citizens, most honored and admired of his contemporaries. The richest dowry and fairest reputation went with his daughter's hand; and although all coveted union with her, and only the greatest thought themselves worthy, it was my father whom Hipponicus chose from among them all and desired to make his son-in-law.

1 Hipparet.

2 Son of Callias, noted for his wealth.

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