[ pit-uh-kuhs ]

  1. c650–570 b.c., democratic statesman and reformer from Mytilene.

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How to use Pittacus in a sentence

  • Once explained to Pittacus, my donkey, and he would smile until every tooth in his head could be seen.

    The Court Jester | Cornelia Baker
  • At any rate, Pittacus was no sort of a mount for a witch, not being sufficiently swift for those lively ladies.

    The Court Jester | Cornelia Baker
  • Pittacus of Mitylene, another of the sages, is reported to have lived at that time.

    The City of God, Volume II | Aurelius Augustine
  • Pittacus wronged by one whom he had it in his power to punish, let him go free, saying, Forgiveness is better than revenge.

  • Socrates proceeds to argue in a highly impressive manner that the whole composition is intended as an attack upon Pittacus.

    Protagoras | Plato