Definition of Dionysius

1. Noun. The tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC).

Exact synonyms: Dionysius The Elder
Generic synonyms: Tyrant

Definition of Dionysius

1. Proper noun. (given name male from=Ancient Greek); much more common in the form Dennis. ¹

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Dionaea muscipula
Dionysius the Elder
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Literary usage of Dionysius

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

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"dionysius the Areopagite was converted to Christianity by the sermon of Paul at Athens (Acts xvii. 34). According to Eusebius (Hist, eccl., ¡ii. 4, iv. ..."

2. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1913)
"dionysius II.. 367 BC Dion, brother-in- law and wn-iii-law of dionysius the elder. His Political ^spira.tions, Plato's influence m Dion. the pioneer of the ..."

3. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"VIOLENT PASSION OF dionysius FOK POETRY. HIS DEATH AND BAD QUALITIES. AT an interval which the success against Rhegium had left, dionysius the tyrant, ..."

4. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"dionysius wrote his history, that is, under the reign of Augustus.i On a close ... Of all the ancient writers dionysius alone quotes this alleged document, ..."

5. Greece: II. Grecian History to the Reign of Peisistratus at Athensby George Grote by George Grote (1899)
"Ambitious arts of dionysius — he intrigues against his colleagues, ... Stratagem of dionysius to obtain a vote ensuring to him a body of paid guards. ..."

6. The Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould (1877)
"j]T would appear that at least three different persons have been confounded under the name of dionysius: 1. dionysius, the convert, friend, and companion of ..."

7. Greece: II. Grecian History to the Reign of Peisistratus at Athens by George Grote (1899)
"Ha tried sincerely to counterwork them ;a but unfortunately the language, which he himself addressed to dionysius was exactly uuch as to give them the best ..."

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