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A Greek who rescued his friend Damon, who stood bail for Pythias when he was condemned to die.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) See Damon and Pythias
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Pyth•i•as(ˈpɪθ i əs)
a legendary Greek of ancient Syracuse, sentenced to death by the tyrant Dionysius. Compare Damon and Pythias.
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|Noun||1.||Pythias - friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant released them both (4th century BC)|
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