Herodotus VI: 131


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Greek

ἀμφὶ μὲν κρίσιος τῶν μνηστήρων τοσαῦτα ἐγένετο καὶ οὕτω Ἀλκμεωνίδαι ἐβώσθησαν ἀνὰ τὴν Ἑλλάδα. τούτων δὲ συνοικησάντων γίνεται Κλεισθένης τε ὁ τὰς φυλὰς καὶ τὴν δημοκρατίην Ἀθηναίοισι καταστήσας, ἔχων τὸ οὔνομα ἀπὸ τοῦ μητροπάτορος τοῦ Σικυωνίου: [2] οὗτός τε δὴ γίνεται Μεγακλέϊ καὶ Ἱπποκράτης, ἐκ δὲ Ἱπποκράτεος Μεγακλέης τε ἄλλος καὶ Ἀγαρίστη ἄλλη ἀπὸ τῆς Κλεισθένεος Ἀγαρίστης ἔχουσα τὸ οὔνομα: ἣ συνοικήσασά τε Ξανθίππῳ τῷ Ἀρίφρονος καὶ ἔγκυος ἐοῦσα εἶδε ὄψιν ἐν τῷ ὕπνῳ, ἐδόκεε δὲ λέοντα τεκεῖν, καὶ μετ᾽ ὀλίγας ἡμέρας τίκτει Περικλέα Ξανθίππῳ.

Translation

This is what happened in the choice of the suitors; and thus the Alcmeonidae became famous throughout Greece. From this marriage was born that Cleisthenes, named after his mother’s father from Sicyon, who established the tribes and democracy for the Athenians; (2) he and Hippocrates were born to Megacles; Hippocrates was father of another Megacles and another Agariste, getting her name from Agariste who was Cleisthenes’ daughter. She was married to Xanthippus son of Ariphron, and when she was pregnant she saw in her sleep a dream in which she thought she gave birth to a lion. In a few days she bore Xanthippus a son, Pericles.