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Timoleon, Greek general, was born at Corinth early in the 4th century B.C. He was of noble family and of noble character, and though he once saved his brother's life, he procured his death when he attempted to act tyrannously, atoning for the act by twenty years' retirement. In 344, when fifty years old, he led the Corinthians against Dionysius the Younger, and became master of Syracuse, afterwards driving the oppressors out of Sicily. He then resigned, and led a life of self-sacrifice, dying about 337 B.C.