Doris of Locris

Doris (Ancient Greek: Δωρίς) of Epizephyrian Locris was the daughter of Xenetus, wife of the Sicilian tyrant Dionysius I of Syracuse, and mother of Dionysius II of Syracuse.[1][2]

She died before her husband, who seems to have lamented her in one of his tragedies.[3]


  1. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 14.44
  2. ^ Plutarch, Dion 3
  3. ^ Lucian. ad v. Indoct. § 15

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBunbury, Edward Herbert (1870). "Doris". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Vol. 1. p. 1068.