A History of My Times Characters

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Dionysius

This is not the deity, but the tyrant of Syracuse, Sicily. Here, tyrant does not have the usual negative connotation. On the whole, Dionysius 'the Elder' was considered to be a reasonably good leader, ruler of the city of Syracuse.

He had a son of the same name. Later in his life, however, Dionysius 'the Younger' was less popular with the people as he was well known for being frequently intoxicated. A little of this might not trouble the populace but obviously there may be grave dangers for the locals if their leader is made semi-incompetent or rash, foolhardy and/or belligerent due to being drunk or something.

Alcibiades

This man is a military leader from Athens. He heads fleets. His activity is quite significant in the region. As a cultural cross-over, he is also known to has intimately associated with the Athenian philosopher, Socrates. Alcibiades was...

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