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Agathocles, the son of a potter at Rhegium, who, by his ability, made himself tyrant of Syracuse, 308 B.C. After several victories over the Carthaginians, he met with defeat, and his soldiers drove him out, killing his sons. He contrived. however, to reinstate himself, and destroyed the Macedonian fleet off Corcyra, ravaging also the coasts of Italy. He died in 290 B.C., aged seventy-two.