(4 syl.) of Sicily. A disciple of Pythagoras According
to Lucian, he threw himself into the crater of Etua, that persons might
suppose he was returned to the gods, but Etna threw out his sandal, and
destroyed the illusion. (Horacc Ars Poetica, 404.) (See
He who, to be deemed
A god, leaped fondly into Etna flames,
Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 471
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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