In "Damon and Pythias," why does Damon offer to take Pythias's place in prison?
Damon and Pythias believe the king will set them free.
Damon trusts that Pythias will return if he can.
Pythias begs Damon to take his place.
Damon knows that his offer will make the king rethink Pythias's sentence.
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. Pythias wanted to return to his elderly parents to say goodbye and arrange for their care. Dionysius laughed, not trusting that Pythias would return. Damon stood up and offered to take Pythias' place until he returned. The ruler agreed only after stipulating that if Pythias did not come back, Damon would die instead. When the execution day arrived, Pythias had not returned, but Damon still believed that his friend would be there if he could. Just in time, Pythias ran in, offering up his own life for his friend's.