How to use Dion in a sentence
I also read Tibullus, Catullus, Propertius, Horace (with Dacier's and Torrentius's notes), Virgil, Ovid's Epistles, with l"leziriac's commentary, the Ars amandi and the Elegies; likewise the Augustus and Tiberius of Suetonius, and a Latin translation of Dion Cassius from the death of Julius Caesar to the death of Augustus.
Two hundred and fifty ships, said Dion (in a lost passage quoted by Jordanes), could ride at anchor in its harbour.
It was here that Dion landed in 357 B.C., when he attacked Syracuse.
A remarkable man now comes to the front - Dion, the friend and disciple of Plato - and for a time the trusted political adviser of his nephew Dionysius.Advertisement
Dion's idea seems to have been to make Dionysius something like a constitutional sovereign, and with this view he brought him into contact with Plato.
All went well for a time; but Dionysius had Philistus and others about him, who were opposed to any kind of liberal reform, and the result was the banishment of Dion from Syracuse as a dangerous innovator.
A siege and blockade, with confused fighting and alternate victory and defeat, and all the horrors of fire and slaughter, followed, till Dion made himself finally master of the mainland city.
Dion's rule lasted only three years, for he perished in 354 by the hand of a Syracusan assassin.
See Plutarch, Numa, 12; Dion.Advertisement
He was then recalled by the younger Dionysius, whom he persuaded to dismiss Plato and Dion.
When Dion set sail from Zacynthus with the object of liberating Syracuse from the tyrannis, Philistus was entrusted with the command of the fleet, but he was defeated and put to death (356).
It fell with the coming back of the xile Dion in The tyranny had lasted so long 3 5 7 Y Y g that it was less easy than at the overthrow of the elder tyrants to fall back on an earlier state of things.
It led, through Dion, to the several visits of Plato to Sicily under both the elder and the younger Dionysius.
The time following the Dionysian tyranny was at Syracuse a time full of the most stirring local and personal interest, under her two deliverers Dion and Timoleon.Advertisement
It is less easy to make out the exact effect on the rest of Sicily of the three years' career of Dion.
Between the death of Dion in 354 and the coming of Timoleon in 344 we hear of a time of confusion in which Hellenic life seemed likely to die out.
The narrative is of special value as supplementing Dion Cassius, whose history ends with Alexander Severus.
Thus during the Peloponnesian War it served as a naval station for the Athenians, who again in 374 B.C. endeavoured to acquire it for a similar purpose; in 357 it became the headquarters of Dion on his expedition against Syracuse.
Dion gained an ma in history from the University of St Andrews in 1983.Advertisement
Looking at the stage of culture which the Britons had probably reached, it would further be a natural inference that there was no such thing as a bridge anywhere in Britain before the Roman occupation; but, if Dion's statement is correct, it may be suggested as a possible explanation that the increased intercourse with Gaul during the hundred years that - elapsed between Julius Caesar's raids and Claudius Caesar's invasion may have led to the construction of a bridge of some kind across the Thames at this point, through the influence and under the guidance of Roman traders and engineers.
The sites of Pella and Dion were examined by the Greeks, and the French began to excavate the necropolis and theatre of Philippi in 1914.
Celine Dion - This songbird donated $1 million to the Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts.
During this time, Crow was writing songs for Celine Dion, Wynonna Judd and Eric Clapton.
Reps for the singer confirmed that Celine Dion is pregnant with her second child.Advertisement
Celine Dion, being the youngest of 14 children, has never made it a secret that she wanted more children of her own after the birth of her son Rene-Charles in 2001.
After her Taking Chances tour ended in February of 2009, Dion decided to take a break from her grueling schedule to spend time with her husband and son.
At the 1999 Academy Awards Celine Dion wore a white satin backwards tuxedo, complete with Fedora.
Season Two crowned Benji Schwimmer the winner, a West Coast swing dancer from California with a $100,000 prize and a contract to be a dancer in Celine Dion's legendary Vegas show.
Celine Dion and Wynonna Judd covered her songs during this period.Advertisement
Ever since the release of the movie Titanic featuring her epic song, many have found themselves looking for a Celine Dion biography.
Celine Dion started her life as a part of a family of fourteen children.
In fact, she was the youngest child of Adhemar Dion and Therese Tanguay in Charlemagne, Quebec in Canada.
Her Catholic family had a difficult time providing for all fourteen children at the same time and Dion has frequently recanted in interviews the powerful role her siblings had in helping to raise her.
Dion's family had a piano bar that helped to lead Dion's dreams of being a singer.Advertisement
He became dedicated to helping Dion's career due to the awe inspiring power of her amazing voice.
Mortgaging his first home to produce and record the album, Dion became a national star in Canada thanks to the success of her first album The Voice of the Good God.
Dion hit home in the United States in 1990 with Unison.
Around the start of her US and worldwide success, Dion began a relationship with her manager that was kept secret due to the twenty-six year age difference.
Later, the couple would express their concerns at the time that they did not want the relationship to destroy Dion's career.Advertisement
When Dion released The Colour of My Love, the relationship went public and was widely accepted.
Tracks like The Power of Love highlighted Dion's stardom.
Dion's next album, Falling Into You, was her best received album critically in the US.
Dion has frequently toured in support of these albums but is most widely known for her early career performances.
Dion's career with her manager started when she was 12 and he was in his late 30's.Advertisement
After marrying her manager in December of 1994, Dion looked to have a family in 2000 with her husband.
In October of 2010, Dion gave birth to twins achieved by the same method.
Dion has taken time off from her widely famous career to focus on being a mother to her children for the time being.
As such a big name in music, many want to learn everything that they possibly can about Celine Dion.
Fans will likely not be disappointed in the opportunity to recall some of Dion's greatest moments.Advertisement
His son Dionysius, known as "the Younger," succeeded in 367 B.C. He was driven from the kingdom by Dion (356) and fled to Locri; but during the commotions which followed Dion's assassination, he managed to make himself master of Syracuse.