DAMOCLES , one of the courtiers of theelder Dionysius of Syracuse . When he spoke in extravagant terms of the happiness of his
See also:sovereign, Dionysius is said to have invited him to a sumptuous banquet, at which he found himself seated under a naked sword suspended by a single hair (
See also:Cicero, Tusc. v . 21; Horace, Odes, iii . 1, 17
See also:Persius 40) .
OLOF VON DAMN (1708-1763)
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