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Agathocles

[uh-gath-uh-kleez]
noun
  1. 361–289 b.c., tyrant of Syracuse 317–289.
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Historical Examples

  • Agathocles hesitated and placed his fingers upon the patient's pulse.

    The Lion's Brood

    Duffield Osborne

  • Among these wives was Lanassa, the daughter of Agathocles, the king of Syracuse.

    Pyrrhus

    Jacob Abbott

  • Agathocles sent for them to come and aid him in some of his wars.

    Pyrrhus

    Jacob Abbott

  • But the achievements of Agathocles can certainly not be ascribed to fortune.

  • But this, as the proverb has it,A fragment from the earlier history of Agathocles.