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 Dio’ne (3 syl.).Diony’sos. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dionys’ius (the younger),
 
being banished a second time from Syracuse, retired to Corinth, where he turned schoolmaster for a living. Posterity called him a tyrant. Byron, in his Ode to Napoleon, alludes to these facts in the following lines:—
       
“Corinth’s pedagogue hath now
Transferred his byword to thy brow.”
   1
   That is, Napoleon is now called tyrant, like Dionysius.   2
 


 Dio’ne (3 syl.).Diony’sos. 

 
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