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Damon and Pythias

Damon and Pythias (dā´mən, pĬth´ēəs), two youths whose loyalty to each other symbolizes true friendship. Pythias, a Pythagorean, condemned to death for plotting against Dionysius I of Syracuse, was given leave to arrange his affairs after Damon pledged to give his own life if his friend did not return. When Pythias returned just in time to take his own place for execution, Dionysius was so impressed by their loyal friendship that he released them both. Pythias is a corruption of the name Phintias.

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Damon

Damon a legendary Syracusan of the 4th century whose friend Pythias (also called Phintias) was sentenced to death by Dionysius I. Damon stood bail for Pythias, who returned just in time to save him, and was himself reprieved.

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Pythias

Pythias in Greek mythology, the friend and companion of Damon.

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Pythias

Pythias: see Damon and Pythias.

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