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Dionysius the Elder

Dionysius the Elder (430?–367 B.C.), Greek soldier who distinguished himself in battle against Carthage and thus got himself elected sovereign general of Syracuse (in 405 B.C.). He converted the office into a tyranny, raising a large army of mercenaries.

See also: Greece, Ancient.

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