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 (dī-ə-nĭsh′ē-əs, -nĭsh′əs, -nī′sē-əs) Known as "the Elder." 430?-367 bc.
Tyrant of Syracuse (405-367) noted for his campaigns against the Carthaginians in Sicily. His son Dionysius (395?-343?), known as "the Younger," succeeded him as tyrant in 367 and was exiled in 343 for his despotic rule.


(Biography) called the Elder. ?430–367 bc, tyrant of Syracuse (405–367), noted for his successful campaigns against Carthage and S Italy


(ˌdaɪ əˈnɪʃ i əs, -ˈnɪs-, -ˈnɪʃ əs, -ˈnaɪ si əs)

1. ( “the Elder” ), 431?–367 B.C., Greek soldier: tyrant of Syracuse 405–367.
2. Saint, died A.D. 268, pope 259–268.
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On the death of Dionysius I in 367 Plato went to Syracuse at the request of Dion to be the tutor for Dionysius II, but the plan to educate a constitutional king failed, and Plato returned to the Academy.
While it is fairly clear to see Eriugena's use of Dionysius, Hugh's relationship to Dionysius is a bit more difficult to articulate, as he does not seem to use Dionysius in his overall corpus.
If you look carefully you will notice something else: Dionysius is enveloped by a halo of intermediate-brightness material.
This is why Dionysius is the authority to be followed on this matter.