(4 syl.). A philosopher who so admired Plato's Phaedon
that he jumped into the sea in order to exchange this life for a
better. He was called Ambraciota (of Ambracia), from the place
of his birth in Epirus.
He who to enjoy
Plato's elysium, leaped into the sea,
Milton: Paradise Lost,
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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