Definitions for pythiasˈpɪθ i əs
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Pyth•i•asˈpɪθ i əs(n.)
a legendary Greek of ancient Syracuse, sentenced to death by the tyrant Dionysius.
Ref: Compare Damon and Pythias.
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 released them both (4th century BC)
Pythias was the adoptive daughter of Hermias of Atarneus, as well as Aristotle's first wife. She was probably born about 381 BC and died in Athens after 326 BC. She predeceased Aristotle, which is known from his will, since it directs that her wish be honored to have her bones buried with his. Together Aristotle and Pythias had a daughter, also named Pythias. This Pythias married three times, but is also said to have predeceased her father. Her first husband was Nicanor, Aristotle's nephew by his sister Arimneste. According to Aristotle's will, Nicanor was to manage the family affairs until his son, Nicomachus came of age. Pythias' second husband was Procles of Sparta. Pythias' third husband was Metrodorus, a physician.
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