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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.
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(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
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|Noun||1.||Damon - the friend of Phintias who pledged his life that Phintias would return (4th century BC)|
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