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


views updated May 17 2018

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.