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Di·o·ny·si·us

 (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.

Dionysius

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

Di•o•ny•si•us

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

n.
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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Dionysius

[ˌdaɪəˈnɪsɪəs] NDionisio
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Archytas' fame rests in part on his rescuing Plato from Dionysius II, tyrant of Syracuse, in 361 BC.
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.
At the age of forty, Plato visited Sicily and Italy, and twice returned there later in life, hoping vainly to influence Dionysius II, tyrant of Syracuse, to establish a Platonic government.