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Hipponicus III.

5. HIPPONICUS III., was the son of Callias II., and with Eurymedon commanded the Athenians in their successful incursion into the territory of Tanagra, B. C. 426. (Thuc. 3.91; Diod. 12.65.) He was killed at the battle of Delium, B. C. 424, where he was one of the generals. (Andoc. c. Alcib. p. 30.) It must therefore have been his divorced wife, and not his widow, whom Pericles married. (Plut. Per. 24; comp. Palm. ad Aristoph. Av. 283; Wesseling, ad Diod. 12.65.) His daughter Hipparete became the wife of Alcibiades, with a dowry of ten talents, the largest, according to Andocides, that had ever before been given. (Andoc. c. Alcib. p. 30; Plut. Alc. 8.) Another daughter of Hipponicus was married to Theodorus, and be came the mother of Isocrates the orator. (Isocr. de Big. p. 353a.) In Plato's "Cratylus," also (pp. 384, 391), Hermogenes is mentioned as a son of Hipponicus and brother of Callias; but, as in p. 391 he is spoken of as not sharing his father's property, and his poverty is further alluded to by Xenophon (Xen. Mem. 2.10), he must have been illegitimate. (See Dict. of Ant. pp. 472, a., a., 598, b.) For Hipponicus, see also Ael. VH 14.16, who tells an anecdote of him with reference to Polycletus the sculptor.

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    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 12.65
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.91
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 2.10
    • Plutarch, Alcibiades, 8
    • Plutarch, Pericles, 24
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 14.16
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