- 430?-367 ; Gr. tyrant of ancient Syracuse (405-367): called the Elder
- 395?-340? ; Gr. tyrant of Syracuse (367-356; 347-343): son of Dionysius the Elder: called the Younger
Known as “the Elder.” 430?-367 BC
Tyrant of Syracuse (405-367) noted for his campaigns against the Carthaginians in Sicily. His son Dionysius (395?-343?), known as “the Younger,” succeeded him as tyrant in 367 and was exiled in 343 for his despotic rule.
- An Ancient Greek male given name
From Latin Dionysius, from Ancient Greek Διονύσιος (Dionusios)