Definition of Epirus
1. Noun. An ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC; located in northwestern Greece and southern Albania.
Group relationships: Albania, Republic Of Albania, Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic
Definition of Epirus
1. Proper noun. A region presently in northwestern Greece and southern Albania (known as Northern Epirus). It contains Arta, Ioannina, Preveza and Thesprotia. ¹
2. Proper noun. A larger historical kingdom based there, widely extended by the proverbial king Pyrrhus ¹
3. Proper noun. One of the 13 peripheries (administrative regions) of modern Greece ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Epirus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"epirus is a province of Greece, separated from Thessaly and Macedonia by mount Pindus. The most powerful people of this country were the ..."
2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Two other insignificant reigns brought the family of Pyrrhus to its close, and epirus was thenceforward governed by a magistrate, elected annually in a ..."
3. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"Connexion epirus emerged from this isolation at the time when ... In this way the royal houses of Macedonia and epirus became related to one another, ..."
4. The New York Times Current History (1919)
"Jeanne Leune and M. René Puaux, both correspondents of the Temps of Paris, bear witness that the people of epirus received the Greek forces with enthusiasm ..."
5. A History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time, B by George Finlay (1877)
"I.—Establishment of an independent Greek principality in epirus. ... After the conquest of Constantinople, he escaped into epirus, where his marriage with a ..."
6. A History of Greece by Evelyn Abbott (1901)
"CHAPTER X. NORTHERN GREECE. I.—epirus AND MACEDONIA. I. As we have seen (pp. 27, 35), Dodona in epirus was the seat of an ancient shrine where the ..."
7. Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, During the Middle of the Fourth by Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, Jean Denis Barbié du Bocage (1817)
"Leap o Mount Pindus separates Thessaly from epirus. ... We passsed a few days here, and acquired some general knowledge of epirus. ..."