), of Sybaris in Italy, surnamed "the Wise," whose son was one of the suitors of Agarista, at the beginning of the sixth century, B. C. Amyris was sent by his fellow-citizens to consult the Delphic oracle. His reputation for wisdom gave rise to the proverb, Ἄμυρις μαίνεται
, "the wise man is mad." (Hdt. 6.126
; Athen. 12.520
a.; Suidas. s.v. Eustath. ad Il.
ii. p. 298 ; Zenobins, Paroemiogr.