Alcander (Gr. polytonic|Ἄλκανδρος) was a young man of Sparta who attacked Lycurgus and stabbed out one of his eyes when his fellow-citizens were discontented with the laws he proposed.cite encyclopedia | last = Smith | first = William | authorlink = William Smith (lexicographer) | title = Alcander | editor = William Smith | encyclopedia = Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology | volume = 1 | pages = 97 | publisher = Little, Brown and Company | location = Boston | year = 1867 | url = ] Lycurgus' mangled face, however, produced shame and repentance in his enemies, and they delivered up Alcander to him to be punished as he thought fit. Lycurgus par­doned his outrage, and thus converted him into one of his warmest friends. [Plutarch, "Lyc." 11] [Claudius Aelianus, "Varia Historia" xiii. 23] [Valerius Maximus, v. 3. § ext. 2]


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