DAMOCLES (b. ~370 BC)
Courtier of Dionysius the Elder, who was
tyrant of the city of Syracuse in Sicily. According to a legend
recounted by the Roman writers Horace and Cicero, Damocles on one
occasion commented to his sovereign on the grandeur and happiness of
rulers. Dionysius soon thereafter invited his courtier to a
luxurious banquet, where Damocles enjoyed the delights of the table
until his attention was directed upward and he saw a sharp sword
hanging above him by a single horsehair. By this device Dionysius
made Damocles realize that insecurity might threaten those who
appeared to be the most fortunate.
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