Definition of Damon and Pythias

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) according to a Greek legend: when Pythias was sentenced to be executed Damon took his place to allow Pythias to get his affairs in order; when Pythias returned in time to save Damon the king was so impressed that he let them both live.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Friend



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Damon And Pythias

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Dame Sybil Thorndike
Dameli
Damgalnunna
Damian
Damianist
Damianists
Damien
Damkina
Dammam
Damocles
Damocloid
Damocloids
Damon
Damon Runyon
Damon and Pythias (current term)
Dampier
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Damus-Stancel-Kaye anastomosis
Dan.
Dana
Dana's operation
Danaan
Danaea
Danaidae
Danaus
Danaus plexippus
Dance's sign
Dandie Dinmont
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Literary usage of Damon and Pythias

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) (1844)
"At page 164 of the first volume of the Cyclopaedia, it is stated that "' Damon and Pythias,' the first English tragedy upon a classical subject, ..."

2. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1845)
"Chambers in their Cyclopaedia of Literature, relating to Damon and Pythias. My love for our old English drama is the sole reason of my pointing out a ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1866)
"This youth became acquainted at college with the (future) author of the Meditations, anil a friendship, fervent as that of Damon and Pythias, sprang up ..."

4. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1918)
""Damon and Pythias." It is the Nature, not the Art, after all, that conquers the world,—the Nature, breathing and shining through the Art, and by the Art ..."

5. The Wallet of Time: Containing Personal, Biographical, and Critical by William Winter (1913)
""Damon and Pythias." It is the Nature, not the Art, after all, that conquers the world,—the Nature, breathing and shining through the Art, and by the Art ..."

6. A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Play-wrights, Players, and by William Davenport Adams (1904)
"Damon and Pythias. The chief characters in several dramatic pieces:—(1) A ' most excellent Comedie of two the moste faithfullest ..."

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