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“He (Aristotle) would say this about him (Hippon) because he was an atheist; for even the inscription upon his tomb is of this character:

This is the tomb of Hippon, whom by death Fate made equal with the Immortal Gods.1

Alexander of Aphrodisias on the passage

1 i.e. non-existent: cf. Ath. 13. 610b whence a citation of Hippon the atheist’ has fallen out.

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