Damocles definition

  • others:
    • Damocles fl. fourth century B.C. Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder, tyrant of Syracuse, who based on legend had been obligated to sit at a banquet dining table under a sword suspended by an individual tresses to show the precariousness of a king's fortunes.
  • noun:
    • the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder whom (in accordance with legend) had been condemned to stay under a naked sword which was suspended by a hair so that you can show him that becoming a king wasn't the happy state Damocles had said it absolutely was (4th century BC)

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