Dionysius the Elder


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Noun1.Dionysius the Elder - the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)Dionysius the Elder - the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)
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The time frame spans approximately the years between Plato's first visit to the court of Dionysius the Elder in circa 388 B.
A courtier of Dionysius the Elder of Syracuse, Sicily (tyrant from 405 to 367 BC), known to history through the legend of the "Sword of Damocles.