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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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 Dion (tyrant of Syracuse) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dion (408-354 BC), tyrant of Syracuse in Sicily, was the son of Hipparinus, and brother-in-law of Dionysius of Syracuse.
In his youth, he was an admirer and pupil of Plato, whom Dionysius had invited to Syracuse; and he used every effort to inculcate the maxims of his master in the mind of the tyrant.
The stern morality of Dion was distasteful to the younger Dionysius, and the historian Philistus, a faithful supporter of despotic power, succeeded in procuring his banishment on account of alleged intrigues with the Carthaginians.
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 Greek statesmen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
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.
Dionysius was also a patron of the arts and a playwright, who often competed in the dramatic festivals at Athens.
At the behest of an envious courtier, the Greek historian Philistus, Dionysius banished Dion in 366.
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 Dionysius the Younger on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
368-344 BC, 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 BC The remainder of his life was spent chiefly in Corinth, where he is said to have been a teacher of rhetoric.
He wrote poetry and philosophy and was a patron of the arts.
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 DION - LoveToKnow Article on DION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
, tyrant of Syracuse (4083 53 B.C.), the son of Hipparinus, and brother-in-law of Dionysius the Elder.
The stern morality of Dion was distasteful to the younger Dionysius, and tile historiar~ Philistus, a faithfu supporter of despotic power, succeeded in procuring his banishment on account of alleged intrigues with the Carthaginians.
He had, however, scarcely made himself master of Sicily when the people began to express their discontent with his tyrannical conduct, and he was assassinated by Callippus, a.n Athenian who had accompanied him in his expedilion.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /D/DI/DION.htm   (280 words)

 The New York Review of Books: The Lure of Syracuse
Dionysius survived and returned to Corinth, where it is said he finished his days running a school, teaching his doctrines.
Like Dionysius, this kind of intellectual is passionate about the life of the mind, but unlike the philosopher he cannot master that passion; he dives headlong into political discussion, writing books, giving speeches, offering advice in a frenzy of activity that barely masks his incompetence and irresponsibility.
Both hoped that, as an intellectual, Dionysius might be turned to philosophy and be made to see the injustice of his actions and the foolishness of his writings.
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 The Baldwin Project: Our Young Folks' Plutarch by Rosalie Kaufman
Dionysius wondered at the wisdom of Dion, and might have been influenced by him if the courtiers had been out of the way, but they were determined to keep the upper hand in the government and to control the young king.
Dionysius said nothing about this to Dion for a long while; but one day, having invited him to take a walk, he led him to the sea-side, and there produced the letter, and accused his companion of having conspired with the Carthaginians against himself.
Dionysius despatched agents privately to Dion to see what terms [172] could be made, but the answer he received was that he must treat with the people.
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 Dion - The Savior of Syracuse
Dionysius noticed that the spectators were full of admiration for Plato and his doctrine, so he angrily ended the interview.
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.
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Dionysius became tyrant of Syracuse in the crisis year 405, improving his position by marrying to a daughter of Hermocrates.
Dionysius II was a more moderate man, interested in philosophy and aware of the fact that Fortune could take way her blessings just as easy as she had given them - something that is shown by the famous story about his courtier Damocles.
In fact, the younger Dionysius is a tragic figure who understood that he would only be safe if he won the hearts of this subjects, but he was clumsy in obtaining popularity.
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 Chapter Dionysius <i>to</i> Divina Commedia of D by Brewer's Readers Handbook
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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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Dionysius the Younger
Dionysius the Younger (circa 397-343 bc), tyrant of Syracuse, Sicily (367-357 bc, 346-344 bc), son of Dionysius the Elder.
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 Dion1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
It was said that Dionysius married them both in one day, and that he made as much of the one, as he did of the other; though the Syracusans would have their own country-woman preferred before the stranger.
Dionysius to excuse himself, and to show that he was not angry with him at his departure nom him, he made him all the great cheer and feasts he could, and so sent him home with great shows of goodwill.
Thereupon Timocrates that had married Arete, Dion's wife and Dionysius the father's sister [an error?should be his daughter?], and unto whom Dionysius the younger had left the charge and government of all his men and friends in the city, he presently dispatched a post with letters, to advertise Dionysius of Dion's coming.
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 Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus, Book 21   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
Dionysius the younger becomes tyrant of Syracuse, I.
WHEN Dionysius the tyrant was cut off in Sicily, the army elected in his room Dionysius the eldest of his sons, both in accordance with the law of nature, and because they thought the power would be more secure, if it continued in the hands of one son, than if it were divided among several.
A contest, in consequence, which was long doubtful, took place in the town itself, but the townsmen overpowering the soldiery by their numbers, Dionysius was obliged to retire, and fearing that he should be besieged in the citadel, fled away secretly, with all his king-like paraphernalia, to Italy.
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 Dionysius the Younger. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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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 PHILISTUS - LoveToKnow Article on PHILISTUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
In 386 he excited the jealousy of the tyrant by secretly marrying his niece, and was sent into banishment.
He was then recalled by the younger Dionysius, whom he persuaded to dismiss Plato and Dion.
When Dion set sail from Zacynthus with the object of liberating Syracuse from the tyrannis, Philistus was entrusted with the command of the fleet, but he was defeated and put to death (356).
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 Timoleon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
At this time, Syracuse was ruled by tyrant kings, most recently the cruel Dionysius the Elder and his son, Dionysius the Younger.
Dionysius, however, quickly adopted the tyrannical tactics of his father and banished his tutors.
Some of the people you are introduced to are Dionysius, the in-again-out-again-in-again tyrant king of Syracuse; Hicetes, the double-dealing ruler of the Leontines; the Carthaginians, who see a weak colony and an opportunity for invasion; and the Corinthians, who founded the city of Syracuse and are ready to help when there is trouble there.
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 Island ortigia Photo syracuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
After the death of Dionysius there followed a period of bitter internal struggle in which Dionysius the Younger, Dion of Syracuse, and Timoleon were the chief protagonists.
After a long siege by the Roman consul Marcellus, the city fell in 212 BC and was sacked; Syracuse thence was reduced to the status of a provincial town.
The period from Dionysius the Elder to 212 BC was brilliant in terms of culture.
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 Syracuse, Italy - Biocrawler definition:Syracuse, Italy - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
The Syracusans enlisted the aid of a general from Sparta, Athens' foe in the war, to defeat the Athenians, destroy their ships, and leave them to starve on the island (see Sicilian Expedition).
In 401 BC, Syracuse contributed a force of 3000 hoplites and a general to Cyrus the Younger's Army of the Ten Thousand.
Not long after, in the early 4th century BC, the tyrant Dionysius managed to fight a war against Carthage and keep that power from capturing the whole of Sicily.
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 Dionysius the Younger, Greece, ancient history
Son of the tyrant Dionysius the Elder, he was too to be tyrant of Syracusae on Sicily.
First he ruled under the supervision of the regent and philosopher Dion, who was also his uncle.
Dionysius settled in Corinth where he founded a school, and did not come back until eight years after Dions assassination.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 478 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
It is more probable that it relates to the appointment of the ten generals in the preceding year, and that Hipparinus, as well as Dionysius, was one of these.
A son of Dion, and grandson of the preceding, who fell into the power of the younger Dionysius, together with the wife and sister of Dion, when the latter quitted Sicily.
A son oiL the elder Dionysius by Aristo- mache, daughter of No. 1, who succeeded Callippus in the government^or tyranny of Syracuse, b, c.
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 Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, page 478   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
popularity, for he repeatedly won victories over his younger contemporary and rival Menander,whose delicate wit was apparently less to the taste of the Athenians of the time than Philemon's smart comedy.
He encouraged the eldei Dionysius, by advice and assistance, in secur­ing and maintaining the position of despot in his native state; but was himself banished by Dionysius in 386, and lived a long while at Adria in Epirus, busied with historical studies.
Recalled by Dionysius the younger, he counteracted the salutary influence of Dion and Plato at that tyrant's court, and brought about the banishment of both.
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 Carthage, Sicily, Numidia and North Africa: Shaw's Outline of Ancient History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-08)
They established a democracy which lasted for sixty years until the establishment of a new tyranny by Dionysius I in 406 BCE Diod XI.67-68; formation of the democracy and struggle with the mercernaries Diod.
Dionysius the Elder (406-367 BCE) 368 BCE Dionysius the tyrant took the field against the Carthaginians but died soon thereafter having ruled for thrity eight years; his son Dionysius succeeded him and ruled for twelve years (Diod.
Liberation of Sicily by Timoleon (343-330 BCE): The Corinthian Timoleon sought to rid the island of tyrants and revive the autonomy of the Greek city states, but although he was successful in initiating a revival of the prosperity of Sicily, no long-term political stability was achieved.
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 Chapter Erragon <i>to</i> Errors of Authors of E by Brewer's Readers Handbook
It was not Dionysius the Elder, but Dionysius the Younger, who was the “wandering sophist;” and it was not Evander, but Timoleon, who dethroned him.
The elder Dionysius was not dethroned at all, nor ever reduced “to humble rank.” He reigned thirty-eight years without interruption, and died a king, in the plentitude of his glory, at the age of 63.
It was not the father, but the son (Dionysius the Younger), who lived in exile at Corinth.
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Dionysius is the Latin form of the Greek Dionysios, meaning “Honored by Dionysos,” the Greek god of wine.
Dionysius, the original Latin name, belonged to several early saints, one of which was a patron saint of France.
There (as in England) the Latin Dionysius gave way to the simpler form Denis (or Dennis).
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 DION - Online Information article about DION
Plato, whom Dionysius had invited to Syracuse; and he used every effort to inculcate the See also:
The stern morality of Dion was distasteful to the younger Dionysius, and the historian See also:
leader and the cruelties of Apollocrates, the son of Dionysius, soon led to his recall.
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 Plato [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Within months, the younger Dionysius had Dion sent into exile for sedition (Seventh Letter 329c, Third Letter 316c-d), and Plato became effectively under house arrest as the "personal guest" of the dictator (Seventh Letter 329c-330b).
Dionysius agreed that "after the war" (Seventh Letter 338a; perhaps the Lucanian War in 365 B.C.E.), he would invite Plato and Dion back to Syracuse (Third Letter 316e-317a, Seventh Letter 338a-b).
Dionysius once again effectively imprisoned Plato in Syracuse, and the latter was only able to escape again with help from his Tarentine friends (Seventh Letter 350a-b).
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 The Baldwin Project: The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
WHEN Dionysius the tyrant died at last, he was succeeded by his son, a lazy, good-for-nothing young man, who was always changing his mind.
He hoped, that, under the philosopher's wise teachings, Dionysius would learn to be good and industrious, and thus become a blessing instead of a curse to his people.
By artful slander they soon made Dionysius believe that his brother-in-law was a traitor, and that his only wish was to take power, and become tyrant of Syracuse in his stead.
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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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 AllRefer.com - Dionysius the Younger (Ancient History, Greece, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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