Alex Claman

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“Alcibiades once punched [Hipponicus] without having any real reason…but just for fun, because he had made a bet that he would. This preposterous action became the talk of the town, and everyone of course shared the common feeling of outrage, but early the next day Alcibiades went to Hipponicus’ house…and told Hipponicus to thrash him in punishment. But Hipponicus calmed down and forgave him, and later let him marry his daughter.”