dionysius alexandria


[dahy-uh-nish-ee-uhs, -nis-, -nish-uhs, -nahy-see-uhs]
The Graeco-Roman name Dionysius, deriving from the name of the Thracian god Dionysus, was exceedingly common, and many ancient people, famous and otherwise, bore it. It remains a common name today in the form Dennis (Denys, Denis, Denise).

Among the persons known by the name Dionysius, some of the more famous were:

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