Greek - A friend of Damon. He had been condemned to death by Dionysius, king of Syracuse. Damon stood as guarantor for Phintias while he settled his affairs. When he surrendered himself for execution, the king was so impressed by his loyalty to his friend, that he set them both free. He is often referred to as Pythias. Also identified as Phintias, Pythias, Pythias or Pythius.

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