Damon and Pythias


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Damon and Pythias

Very loyal friends. In Greek mythology, Damon and Pythias are two such friends. After Dionysus sentenced to Pythias to death, Damon took his friend's place in jail so that Pythias could settle his affairs—on the condition that, if Pythias did not return, Dionysus could execute Damon instead. Pythias returned in time to save Damon's life, and Dionysus was so impressed with their loyalty that he let them both live. Of course Allie offered to serve her best friend's punishment—those two are like Damon and Pythias.
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Damon and Pythias

two faithful friends.
Phintias (the more correct form of the name) was condemned to death for plotting against Dionysius I of Syracuse. To enable Phintias to go to arrange his affairs, Damon offered to take his friend's place in Dionysius' prison and to be executed in his stead if he failed to return. Phintias returned just in time to redeem Damon, and Dionysius was so impressed by their friendship that he pardoned and released Phintias as well.
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