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Headword: *dionu/sios
Adler number: delta,1179
Translated headword: Dionysius, Dionysios
Vetting Status: high
Son of the tyrant of Sicily[1] and a tyrant and philosopher himself. [He wrote] Letters and On the poems of Epicharmus.[2]
Greek Original:
*dionu/sios, ui(o\s tou= *sikeli/as tura/nnou kai\ au)to\s tu/rannos kai\ filo/sofos. *)epistola\s kai\ *peri\ tw=n poihma/twn *)epixa/rmou.
OCD(4) s.v. Dionysius(2).
[1] See delta 1178.
[2] = Epicharmus testimonium #33 Kassel-Austin. E. was a Sicilian writer of comedy who flourished in the early fifth century BCE; the Suda [epsilon 2766] calls him, together with Phormus, the inventor of comedy at Syracuse.
Keywords: biography; comedy; geography; history; philosophy; poetry
Translated by: Tony Natoli on 19 July 2000@05:56:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 26 March 2001@05:10:50.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 12 July 2012@06:47:04.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 August 2014@05:28:01.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 21 December 2014@10:07:57.


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