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Amathus

Amathus  

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A major coastal city of Cyprus, on a hill near mod. Ayios Tychonas, 10 km. (6 mi.) east of Limassol, surrounded by extensive and much excavated cemeteries, and immediately adjacent ...
cenotaph

cenotaph  

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Empty sepulchre, or funerary monument to the dead whose bodies lie elsewhere. Lutyens's Cenotaph, Whitehall, London (1919–20), is an example of such a symbolic tomb.
Chythri

Chythri  

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A small inland city of Cyprus in a long-populated region, possibly the ‘Kitrusi’ of the Esarhaddon prism of 673/2 bc (an Assyrian text). 11th-cent. bc tombs give some credence to ...
Curium

Curium  

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A coastal city of Cyprus, built on a bluff 15 km. (9½ mi.) west of Limassol, near Episkopi, perhaps mentioned on the Esarhaddon prism (673/2 bc)—‘Damasu king of Kuri …’. ...
Cyprus

Cyprus  

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A bitterly divided island that has rejected an opportunity for reunificationThe island of Cyprus has two main mountain ranges. The Kyrenian Mountains extend along the northern coast, while the ...
debt

debt  

Debt of honour a debt that is not legally recoverable, especially a sum lost in gambling.See also death pays all debts, national debt, out of debt, out of danger.
Ebionites

Ebionites  

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An ascetic sect of Jewish Christians which flourished on the E. of the R. Jordan in the early years of the Christian era. Their main tenets seem to have been: (1) a ‘reduced’ doctrine of the Person ...
Evagoras

Evagoras  

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c.435–374/3bc), an interesting and important figure in Greek, Persian, and Cypriot history. He was a member of the Teucrid house (cf. Tod 194), the traditional rulers of Cypriot Salamis. Exiled ...
Iūnius Brūtus, Marcus

Iūnius Brūtus, Marcus  

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Son of another Marcus Iunius Brutus (put to death by Pompey in 77 after a promise of safe conduct) and of Servilia, b. (probably) 85 bc. Brought up by Porcius Cato (2), he was educated in oratory and ...
Paphos

Paphos  

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City-kingdom of SW Cyprus. (1) Palaepaphos (mod. Kouklia) built on a bluff near the coast, site of a famous sanctuary of Aphrodite, by tradition born nearby of sea-foam. Alternative cult-founders ...
St Epiphanius

St Epiphanius  

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(c.315–403), Bp. of Salamis and Metropolitan of Cyprus from 367. He was an ardent upholder of the faith of Nicaea, took part in the Apollinarian and Melitian controversies and, after meeting St ...
Telamon

Telamon  

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In mythology son of Aeacus, and brother of Peleus. He and Peleus were banished for killing their bastard half‐brother; and Telamon settled in Salamis, where he became king. He was one of the ...
Teucer

Teucer  

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In Greek mythology, the legendary ancestor of the Trojan kings through his daughter, the wife of Dardanus.Teucer is also the name of the son of Telamon and half-brother of Ajax, who fought as an ...
Xerxes I

Xerxes I  

(c. 519–465 bc),son of Darius I, king of Persia 486–465. He continued his father's attack on the Greeks for their support of the Ionian cities that had revolted against Persian rule. His invasion of ...

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