Definition of Dionysius in English:


Syllabification: Di·o·ny·si·us
Pronunciation: /ˌdīəˈnisēəs, -ˈniSHəs
1The name of two rulers of Syracuse.
1.1 Dionysius I ( circa 430–367 bc), ruled 405–367; known as Dionysius the Elder. A tyrannical ruler, he waged three wars against the Carthaginians for control of Sicily, the third of which resulted in his defeat at Cronium in 375.
1.2 Dionysius II ( circa 397-circa 344 bc), son of Dionysius I; ruled 367–357 and 346–344; known as Dionysius the Younger. He lacked his father’s military ambitions and signed a peace treaty with Carthage in 367.

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