Ca'llias and Hipponi'cus
), a noble Athenian family, celebrated for their wealth, the heads of which, from the son of Phaenippus downwards [No. 2], received these names alternately in successive generations. (Aristoph. Av. .
283; Schol. ad loc.;
Perizon. ad Ael.
V. H. 14.16.) They enjoyed the hereditary dignity of torch-bearer at the Eleusinian mysteries, and claimed descent from Triptolemus. (Xen. Hell. 6.3.6