[dahy-uh-nish-ee-uh s, -nis-, -nish-uh s, -nahy-see-uh s]
- the Elder, 431?–367 b.c., Greek soldier: tyrant of Syracuse 405–367.
- Saint,died a.d. 268, pope 259–268.
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Whilst these matters were still pending, the second reinforcements from Dionysius arrived.Hellenica
Our monastery is like the ear of Dionysius: not a whisper in the city escapes it.The Golden Dog
Pythias had done nothing wrong, but he had angered Dionysius.The Book of Stories for the Storyteller
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Now, Dionysius was as conceited as he was cruel, and fancied that there was nothing he could not do.
Dionysius, tyrant of Syracuse, was not happy, in spite of all his wealth and power.
- called the Elder. ?430–367 bc, tyrant of Syracuse (405–367), noted for his successful campaigns against Carthage and S Italy