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A'myris

*)/Amuris), 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. 12.520a.; Suidas. s.v. Eustath. ad Il. ii. p. 298 ; Zenobins, Paroemiogr. 4.27.)

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