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  Dionysius I of Syracuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He also posed as an author and patron of literature; his poems, severely criticized by Philoxenus, were hissed at the Olympic games; but having gained a prize for a tragedy on the Ransom of Hector at the Lenaea at Athens, he was so elated that he engaged in a debauch which proved fatal.
According to others, he was poisoned by his physicians at the instigation of his son, Dionysius the Younger who succeded him as ruler of Syracuse.
Like Pisistratus, tyrant of Athens, Dionysius was fond of having distinguished literary men about him, such as the historian Philistus, the poet Philoxenus, and the philosopher Plato, but treated them in a most arbitrary manner.
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 Dionysius - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Greco-Roman name Dionysius, deriving from the name of the god Dionysos or Dionysus, was exceedingly common, and many ancient people, famous and otherwise, bore it.
Dionysius the Elder (or Dionysius I), a ruler of Syracuse in Sicily
Dionysius of Halicarnassus, a Greek historian of the Roman period
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 Dion - The Savior of Syracuse
Dionysius was not unhappy to hear of Dion's prosperity because he thought that it would enhance his own prestige to show the Greeks how rich even an exile from Syracuse might be.
Dionysius was tortured by ambivalence, and Plato had to be patient through his student's storms of jealous love and suspicion.
Dionysius the Elder became tyrant of Syracuse in 405 B.C. The Syracusans had a democratic government after the Athenian expedition of 415 B.C. (see the life of Nicias), but the invasion of the Carthaginians in 409 B.C. gave the general Dionysius the pretext to seize power.
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 Dionysius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dionysius the Elder (or Dionysius I), a ruler of Syracuse in Sicily
Dionysius the Younger, (or Dionysius II), son of the preceding
Dionysius Periegetes, Greek geographer, 3d century BC Dionysius Thrax, Greek grammarian, 2d century BC Dionysius the Areopagite, an Athenian judge who was converted by Paul of Tarsus and became Bishop of Athens
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 History of Syracuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dionysius fought three wars against the Carthaginians, confining their territorial dominions to the western part of Sicily, and he extended Syracusan control to most of the "foot" of Italy.
Dionysius' son Dionysius the Younger saw a decade of peace before his autocracy was challenged by his uncle Dion, who won a brief, bloody civil war in 357but was himself assassinated in 354.
Dionysius perfected the science and technic of war, favoured poets and philosophers, and was a wise ruler, but he was suspicious and cruel.
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 elder
elder, elderberry bush -- (any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit) 3.
elder -- (any of various church officers) Overview of adj elder The adj elder has 2 senses (first 1 from tagged texts) 1.
(2) elder, older, sr -- (used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son; "Bill Adams, Sr.") 2.
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 Chapter Dionysius <i>to</i> Divina Commedia of D by Brewer's Readers Handbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dionysius, tyrant of Syracuse, dethroned Evander, and imprisoned him in a dungeon deep in a huge rock, intending to starve him to death.
Dionysius [the Elder] was appointed sole general of the Syracusian army, and th en king by the voice of the senate.
Dionysius the Areopagite was one of the judges of the Areopagite when St. Paul appeared before this tribunal.
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 Dionysius
In Greek mythology, Dionysius the Elder was a mortal (different from Dionysus, the god).
His courtier, Damocles, mentioned one night that, as a person of power and authority, Dionysius must be very content and happy.
Dionysius invited Damocles to a banquet, which he enjoyed very much sitting at Dionysius' throne.
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 Dionysius the Elder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In Greek mythology, Dionysius the Elder was amortal (different from Dionysus, the god).
His courtier, Damocles, mentioned one night that, as a person of power andauthority, Dionysius must be very content and happy.
Dionysius invited Damocles to a banquet, which he enjoyed very much sittingat Dionysius' throne.
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 Dionysius The Elder --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Greek historian of Sicily during the reigns of the tyrants Dionysius the Elder and Dionysius the Younger.
a courtier of Dionysius the Elder of Syracuse, in Sicily, tyrant from 405 to 367 BC.
Austrian composer and conductor Johann Strauss, the Elder, was one of the architects of the Viennese waltz.
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 Dionysius -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Greco-Roman name Dionysius, deriving from the name of the god (Click link for more info and facts about Dionysos or Dionysus) Dionysos or Dionysus, was exceedingly common, and many ancient people, famous and otherwise, bore it.
(Click link for more info and facts about Dionysius the Elder) Dionysius the Elder (or Dionysius I), a ruler of (The Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse) Syracuse in (The Italian region on the island of Sicily) Sicily
Dionysius the Younger, (or Dionysius II), son of the preceding, more famous than his father, the quintessential Graeco-Roman (A cruel and oppressive dictator) tyrant
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 Dionysius the Elder, Greece, ancient history
Originally a government clerc in Syracusae, Sicily, Dionysius the Elder sized power and became tyrant, described as the very archetype of the cruel and foolish kind.
Dionysius the Elder punished crime severely except burglars, since he thought the people of Syracusae lived too luxuriously.
Apart from being a tyrant, Dionysius the Elder was also a play-wright, competing in the dramatic festivals in Athens
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 Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Dionysius is the author of three long treatises (The Divine Names, The Celestial Hierarchy, and The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy) one short treatise (The Mystical Theology) and ten letters expounding various aspects of Christian Philosophy from a mystical and Neoplatonic perspective.
Presenting himself as Dionysius the Areopagite, the disciple of Paul mentioned in Acts 17:34, his writings had the status of apostolic authority until the 19th century when studies had shown the writings denoted a marked influence from the Athenian Neoplatonic school of Proclus and thus were probably written ca.
Chapter 1 Dionysius the Elder to Timothy the Fellow Elder: What the goal of this discourse is, and the tradition regarding the divine names.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Dionysius the Areopagite
Dionysius the Areopagite (flourished 1st century), member of the Areopagus in Athens and convert to Christianity through the preaching of Saint...
Dionysius of Halicarnassus (1st century bc), Greek historian and critic.
Of humble birth, he worked as a government clerk before he seized...
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 AllRefer.com - Dionysius the Younger (Ancient History, Greece, Biography) - Encyclopedia
B.C., tyrant of Syracuse, son of Dionysius the Elder.
The murder of Dion gave Dionysius the opportunity to reestablish himself in his native city, whence he was finally expelled by Timoleon in 344
B.C. The remainder of his life was spent chiefly in Corinth, where he is said to have been a teacher of rhetoric.
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 AllRefer.com - Dionysius the Elder (Ancient History, Greece, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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 Ancient Catapults
In 399 B.C. Dionysius the Elder, ruler of the Greek colony of Syracuse in Sicily, prepared his city for a long war with Carthage by undertaking search and development program.
First Dionysius of Syracuse and then Philip and Alexander of Macedon employed tall, mobile siege towers that could overlook a city’s walls and pour a withering fire down on the battlements, while enormous rams powered by as many as 1800 men, pounded the walls from below.
The names of Dionysius’ inventors are not known, but from the court of Philip and Alexander three are recorded: Polydias, Diades and Charias.
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 Dionysius Lardner books ; 1135109087 Misspelled: dionysius lardner dionisius dionzsius tionysius lartner lardnre ...
Dionysius Lardner (April 3, 1793 - April 29, 1859), Irish scientific writer, was born at Dublin.
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 Sicily and Sicilian - Famous People #2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the midst of war with the Carthaginians, against whom hostilites had been resumed in 375 and again in 368, Dionysius died in the spring of 367 b.c.
His rival Dion (409-354 b.c.) was the brother-in-law and then son-in-law of Dionysius the Elder.
He was also an admirer of the philosopher Plato who had visited Syracuse for the first time in388 B.C. Dion, having won a tyrant's powers for himself by taking Ortygia in 355 b.c., aspired to create a Platonic state.
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 Elder: People of the Bible
The term elder or old man, as the Hebrew literally imports, was one of extensive use as an official title, among the Hebrews and the surrounding nations.
They were the representatives of the people, so much so that elders and people are occasionally used as equivalent terms (compare Joshua 24:1 with Joshua 24:2,19,21; 1 Samuel 8:4).
The New Testament also uses the term to mean leader in the church.
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 Dion of Syracuse on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Opposed to tyranny, Dion endeavored to set up a moderate system of government with Dionysius the Younger as the model prince.
Learning that Dionysius the Younger had taken measures against him, Dion assembled an armed force and sailed to Sicily.
He was well received by the people and in 357 BC defeated Dionysius in battle.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Dionysius the Elder
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 Adriatic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dionysius the Elder joining with the Molossians and Illyrians in Epirus), the Parians, in accordance with an oracle, sent out a colony to the Adriatic, founding it on the island of Pharos, as it is called, with the cooperation of the tyrant Dionysius.
But the governor of Lissus appointed by Dionysius sailed with a good number of triremes against the light craft of the Illyrians, sinking some and capturing others, and slew more than five thousand of the barbarians, while taking some two thousand captive.
Diodorus provides a dramatic account which tells how the city was founded - and then attacked by the local inhabitants (a translation of the text is on the front, inside cover).
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 Sicily and Sicilian - Famous People #4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
between the philosopher and the tyrant, intervened with Dionysius II on
Salvatore Quasimodo, who came from Módica, is one of the most notable of modern Italian Iyric poets.
the citadel on Ortygia island, exiling Dionysius to Corinth.
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 Dionysius the Elder
Dionysius the Elder (The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition)
Dionysius the Younger (The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition)
Filling the blanks: a Middle Dutch Dionysius quotation and the origins of the Rothschild Canticles.(Brief Article) (Medium Aevum)
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 Damocles
Damocles was a courtier of Dionysius the Elder.
Dionysius soon thereafter invited his courtier to a luxurious banquet, where Damocles enjoyed the delights of the table until his attention was directed upward and he saw a sharp sword hanging above him by a single horsehair.
By this device Dionysius made Damocles realize that insecurity might threaten those who appeared to be the most fortunate.
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 Dionysius -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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(Click link for more info and facts about Dionysius Lardner) Dionysius Lardner (1793 - 1859) an Irish scientific writer
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Some catapults could throw stones weighing as much as 350 pounds for distances greater than 300 feet.
The Greek Dionysius the Elder of Syracuse, who was looking to develop a new type of weapon, invented the catapult in 399 BCE.
Thereafter, it became a key weapon in warfare and remained so up through mediaeval times.
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