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nguished house into relationship with him in order to make firm the tyranny. After this he summoned an assembly and had his most influential opponents, Daphnaeus and Demarchus, put to death. Now Dionysius, from a scribe and ordinary private citizen, had become tyrant of the largest city of the Greek worldProbably Syracuse grew to be such before the death of Dionysius.; and he maintained his dominance until his death, having ruled as tyrant for thirty-eight years.405-367 B.C. But we shall give a detailed account of his deeds and of the expansion of his rule in connection with the appropriate periods of time; for it seems that this man, single-handed, established the strongest and longest tyranny of any recorded by history. The Carthaginians, after their capture of the city,Acragas. transferred to Carthage both the votive offerings and statues and every other object of greatest value, and when they had burned down the temples and p