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king of Sparta Demetrius

(139—127 bc)


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John of Salisbury (c. 1115—1180) scholar, ecclesiastical diplomat, and bishop of Chartres

 

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(139–127 bc),

to whom the king of the Parthians sent a pair of golden dice in scorn, is mentioned by the Pardoner (VI.621). Chaucer probably found his story in John of Salisbury's Policraticus. (See also Stilboun.)

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