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Alcander

*)/Alkandros), a young Spartan, who attacked Lycurgus and thrust out one of his eyes, when his fellow-citizens were discontented with the laws he proposed. His mangled face, however, produced shame and repentance in his enemies, and they delivered up Alcander to him to be punished as he thought fit. But Lycurgus pardoned his outrage, and thus converted hint into one of his warmest friends. (Plut. Lyc. 11; Aelian, Ael. VH 13.23; V. Max. 5.3. § ext. 2.)

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