noun Etymology: Greek Date: 1557 a friend of Damon condemned to death by Dionysius of Syracuse

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  • Pythias — war die Frau des Philosophen Aristoteles. Sie war eine Verwandte des Hermias, der die Städte Assos und Atarneus an der kleinasiatischen Küste gegenüber der Insel Lesbos beherrschte und mit Aristoteles befreundet war. Hermias war ein Gegner der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pythias — was the (adopted) daughter of Hermias of Atarneus and Aristotle s first wife.She was probably born about 362 BC and died in Athens after 335 BC. She predeceased Aristotle, which is known from his will, since it directs that her wish be honored to …   Wikipedia

  • Pythias — [pith′ē əs] n. see DAMON AND PYTHIAS …   English World dictionary

  • Pythĭas — Pythĭas, Freund des Damon, so v.w. Phintias …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • PYTHIAS — I. PYTHIAS Aelian. l. 3. c. 1. via erat Machedoniae, a Thessalonica ad Tempe Thessalica deducens. II. PYTHIAS Pythagoraeus, Damonis amicus, qui tamen Plutarcho et Iamblicho Φινθίας appellatur. Apud Cicer. quoque, l. 3. de Offic. c. 10. et apud… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Pythias — /pith ee euhs/, n. See Damon and Pythias. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pythias — Pyth•i•as [[t]ˈpɪθ i əs[/t]] n. myt a legendary Greek of ancient Syracuse, sentenced to death by the tyrant Dionysius Compare Damon and Pythias …   From formal English to slang

  • Pythias — /ˈpɪθiəs/ (say pitheeuhs) noun See Damon and Pythias …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pythias — noun friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pythias (disambiguation) — Pythias was the adopted daughter of Hermias of Atarneus and Aristotle s first wife.Pythias may also refer to:* Damon and Pythias, characters in Greek mythology * Pythias (Roman) (1st century), Roman slave …   Wikipedia

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