Ionia

NOUN
  1. region of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient Greeks
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  • Hecataeus had acted as adviser in the so-called Ionian rebellion, when in 500 B.C. the Greeks of Asia Minor rose up against the Persians, who, about half a century earlier, had subjected them to their rule. Dictionary of the History of Ideas
  • The eldest school of Greek philosophy, called the Ionian, was founded by Thales of Miletus, about the middle of the sixth century B.C. Mosaics of Grecian History
  • It is a big sweep of soft, pale coral sand shelving gently into the Ionian sea. The Sun
  • Polykrates became "the first of all cities, Hellenic or barbaric," a center of Ionian manners, luxury, art, science and culture, the seat of the first great thalassocracy or sea-power after that of Cretan Minos, a distributing point for commerce and colonies. [ Influences of Geographic Environment On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography
  • Her Euboian ally Eretria added five, and may have sent more to join the Ionian fleet in the Levant.
  • Sent to pacify Ionia, after several Ionian repulses, he dared not return to Susa and so departed for his Thracian project.
  • Propped up at one end by a broken-off marble Ionian capital is a long, slanting wooden board, suggesting a collapsed catafalque.
  • It is a big sweep of soft, pale coral sand shelving gently into the Ionian sea. The Sun
  • The Pocklington tyros which inspired the Percy Roaders to a 54-5 win over Hull Ionians Hawks last week will miss out for the club's final Yorkshire Two clash of the season against West Leeds.
  • Those evils of Athens then, which were found in very deed somewhat later to be the infirmity of Greece as a whole, when, though its versatile gifts of intellect might constitute it the teacher of its eventual masters, it was found too incoherent politically to hold its own against Rome: -- those evils of Athens, of Greece, came from an exaggerated assertion of the fluxional, flamboyant, centrifugal Ionian element in the Hellenic character. Plato and Platonism
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