Also found in: Idioms, Wikipedia.
A legendary figure who, out of devotion, pledged his life as a guarantee that his condemned friend Pythias would return to face execution. Both were subsequently pardoned.
(Biography) Matt. born 1970, US film actor and screenwriter. His films include Good Will Hunting (1997, which he co-wrote), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Talented Mr Ripley (1999) and, from 2002, the Bourne series
|Noun||1.||Damon - the friend of Phintias who pledged his life that Phintias would return (4th century BC)|