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 Da’mon and Musido’ra.Damper (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Da’mon and Pyth’ias.
 
Inseparable friends. They were two Syracu’sian youths. Damon, being condemned to death by Dionysius the tyrant, obtained leave to go home to arrange his affairs if Pythias became his security. Damon being delayed, Pythias was led to execution, but his friend arrived in time to save him. Dionysius was so struck with this honourable friendship that he pardoned both of them.   1
 


 Da’mon and Musido’ra.Damper (A). 

 
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