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I. Persons

(Δίων; Díōn)

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[I 1] Close friend of Plato and defender of his philosophy

Son of Hipparinus, brother-in-law and son-in-law of Dionysius I of Syracuse, b. 409 BC, close friend of Plato and defender of his philosophy since Plato's first visit to Syracuse in 388. He gained prestige and wealth as Dionysius' I' trusted friend and advisor and also remained an influential person under Dionysius II. In 366, he arbitrated the …

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Meister, Klaus (Berlin), Ameling, Walter (Jena), Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald), Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen), Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn), Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) and Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim), “Dion”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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