- Paralus and Xanthippus
Paralus and Xanthippus (Gr. polytonic|Πάραλος and polytonic|Ξάνθιππος) were the two legitimate sons of
Pericles, Xanthippus being the older one and Paralus the younger, and hence members of the Alcmaeonid family.cite encyclopedia | last = Mason | first = Charles Peter | authorlink = | title = Paralus and Xanthippus | editor = William Smith | encyclopedia = Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology| volume = 3 | pages = 121 | publisher = Little, Brown and Company| location = Boston | year = 1867 | url = http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/2454.html ] They were educated by their father with the greatest care, but they both appear to have been of inferior capacity, which was anything but compensated by worth of character, although contemporary and some later writers seemed to consider Paralus to have been a somewhat more hopeful youth with more potential than his brother. Both of them had the nickname of "Blitomammas" (polytonic|Βλιτομάμμας, literally "cabbage sucker", an epithet for a slow or dim-witted person). [cite book | last = Liddell | first = Henry | authorlink = Henry Liddell | coauthors = Robert Scott | title = A Greek-English Lexicon| publisher = Oxford University Press| date = 1996 | location = Oxford | pages = 319 | url = | doi = | id = | isbn = 0-19-864226-1] Both Xanthippus and Paralus, along with their mother, fell victims to the plaguein 429 BC. Pericles himself succumbed shortly thereafter. [ Plutarch, "Pericles" 24, 36] [ Plutarch, "de Consolat." p. 118, e.] [ Plato, " First Alcibiades" p. 118, e., with the scholiaston the passage] [ Plato, "Protagoras" p. 319, e.] [ Athenaeus, xi. p. 505, 506]
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