Pythias


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Pythias:

see Damon and PythiasDamon and Pythias
, two youths whose loyalty to each other symbolizes true friendship. Pythias, a Pythagorean, condemned to death for plotting against Dionysius I of Syracuse, was given leave to arrange his affairs after Damon pledged to give his own life if his friend did not
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Next page, top: Midland's Knights of the Pythias Temple before it was transformed into the new city hall building.
Music--Sophia can't tell what she's listening to, wonders if Pythia have a special mix--blasts into Davis's ears.
Priests then decided to make the following Pythias middle-aged women.
In most cases shame does appear to assign such disclosures to women of marginal status who are not themselves rape victims (Myrrhine in Georges, Pythias in Eunuchus), or to older women whose virginity is no longer a closely guarded commodity (Myrrhine in Heros).
Although the school is where Pythias might lose her freedom, it is her place in Athens that is the condition of that potential loss.
in themselves well known, to support his theory that Lucius acts as the mimus secundarum throughout books 1 to 3, with some of Lucius' adventures not exactly mirroring but contradicting the paradigms set up by the inset tales (for example, Pythias is introduced to mirror Socrates, but then acts differently, causing the story to move from parallelism to contrast).
The title of the sketch "Damon and Pythias Unlimited" harks back to the name of one of W.
Such were great Hercules, and Hyllus deare; Trew Jonathan, and David trustie tryde; Stout Theses, and Pirithous his feare; Pylades and Orestes by his syde; Myld Titus and Gesippus without pryde; Damon and Pythias whom death could not sever: All these and all that ever had bene tyde, In bands of friendship there did live for ever.
The myth of Damon and Pythias and the biblical story of David and Jonathan resonated across the centuries, and in the Middle Ages knights bound themselves in ceremonies to comrades in arms.
Doyle was not a good umpire, lasting only half a season, but, as Christy Mathewson remarked, "Emslie and [Doyle] got along like Damon and Pythias.
Both the zealot and the enforcer suffer a kind of madness in their efforts to impose virtue and law on the Fair and humanity; and, of course, both are undone in the end by engaging in the play's final bit of foolery: a hilarious puppet-play-within-a-play depicting a bawdy Bankside version of Hero and Leander conjoined to a brawling version of Damon and Pythias.