Corinth's Pedagogue

Dionysios the younger, on being banished a second time from Syracuse, went to Corinth and became schoolmaster. He is called Dionysios the tyrant. Hence Lord Byron says of Napoleon-

Corinth's pedagogue hath now
Transferred his by-word to thy brow.

Ode to Napoleon, stanza xiv.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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