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.C.E., his second in 367, and his third in 361.
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."