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Damocles
Fourth century flatterer at the court of Dionysius of Syracuse.

Darius
Darius ruled the Persian Empire from 521-486.

Deiphobus
Deiphobus was one of the sons of Hecuba and King Priam of Troy.

Demosthenes
Glossary entry on the Athenian orator.

Dido
Founding queen of Carthage.

Dio, Cassius
Roman historian from Nicaea who wrote in Greek.

Diodorus Siculus
The Greek historians, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Diodorus Siculus, and Plutarch, provide a wealth of information about their times.

Diogenes of Sinope
A cynic philosopher said to have searched all his life for an honest man.

Diomedes
Short entry on the Greek hero of the Epigoni and the Trojan War.

Draco and Cylon
A tyrant wannabe and a law codifier who believed in capital punishment.

Drusus
A Roman censor.

Drusus the Younger
A Roman tribune of the plebs and supporter of the Gracchi.

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