(430–368 BC)
   The tyrant of Syracuse who mounted naval expeditions in 385 to 384 against the Etruscans in Corsica, the Populonia coastline, and Pyrgi.

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  • Dionysius I of Syracuse — Dionysius I from Guillaume Rouillé s Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum Dionysius I or Dionysius the Elder (ca. 432–367 BC, Greek: Διονύσιος ο Πρεσβύτερος) was a Greek tyrant of Syracuse, in what is now Sicily, southern Italy. He conquered several… …   Wikipedia

  • Dionysius II of Syracuse — Dionysius the Younger or Dionysius II (ca. 397 BC – 343 BC) ruled Syracuse, Sicily from 367 BC to 357 BC and again from 346 BC to 344 BC. He was the son of Dionysius the Elder. When his father died in 367 BC, Dionysius began ruling under the… …   Wikipedia

  • Syracuse — • Archdiocese of Syracuse (Syracusana) in Sicily • The Diocese of Syracuse, in the State of New York Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Syracuse     Syracuse …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Dionysius I — may refer to: Dionysius I of Syracuse (ca. 432–367 BC), Greek tyrant of Syracuse Dionysius I (Syriac Patriarch), or Dionysius Telmaharensis (died 845), Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch Dionysius I of Constantinople (died 1492),… …   Wikipedia

  • Dionysius — [dī΄ənish′əs, dī΄ənis′ē əs, dī΄ənī′sē əs] n. 1. 430? 367 B.C.; Gr. tyrant of ancient Syracuse (405 367): called the Elder 2. 395? 340? B.C.; Gr. tyrant of Syracuse (367 356; 347 343): son of Dionysius the Elder: called the Younger …   English World dictionary

  • Syracuse, Sicily — Infobox Settlement official name = Syracuse established title = Founded established date = 734 BC nickname = motto = website = http://www.comune.siracusa.it image seal size = 100px map caption = Location of the city of Syracuse (red dot) within… …   Wikipedia

  • Syracuse — Syracusan, adj., n. /sir euh kyoohs , kyoohz /, n. 1. a city in central New York. 170,105. 2. Italian, Siracusa. a seaport in SE Sicily: ancient city founded by the Carthaginians 734 B.C.; battles 413 B.C., 212 B.C. 121,134. * * * I City (pop.,… …   Universalium

  • Dionysius I — or Dionysius the Elder born с 430 BC died 367 Tyrant of Syracuse (405–367). He became ruler with Spartan help and retained power until his death, basing his strength on the support of his mercenary army. He held Carthaginian expansion on Sicily… …   Universalium

  • Dionysius II — ▪ ruler of Syracuse also called  Dionysius the Younger        ruler of Syracuse, in Sicily, 367–357 and 346–344 BC.       Dionysius was the son and successor of Dionysius I, but he lacked the vigour to maintain the military autocracy he had… …   Universalium

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