Damon and Pythias

Damon and Pythias, two Pythagoreans of Syracuse of the days of Dionysius I., celebrated for their friendship; upon the latter having been condemned to death, and having got leave to go home to arrange his affairs beforehand, the former pledged his life for his return, when just as, according to his promise, he presented himself at the place of execution, Pythias turned up and prepared to put his head on the block; this behaviour struck the tyrant with such admiration, that he not only extended pardon to the offender, but took them both into his friendship.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Damocles * Dampier, William
Daman
Dam`araland
Damas, Colonel Comte de
Damascus
Damasus, St.
Dame aux Camélias, La
Damien, Father
Damiens, Robert François
Damietta
Damocles
Damon and Pythias
Dampier, William
Dana, Charles Anderson
Dana, James Dwight
Dana, Richard Henry
Dana, Richard Henry
Danaë
Dana`ides
Danaüs
Danby, Francis
Dance, George

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