Ionian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Ionian of or pertaining to the ancient Ionians who lived in Attica and related territories, to their Ionic dialect of Greek, or to their culture
    • n Ionian the ancient Greek inhabitants of Attica and related regions in Ionia
    • n Ionian a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Marseilles is the oldest city in France. It was settled in about 6,000 B.C. by Ionian Greeks, who called it Massilia.
    • a Ionian Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians; Ionic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Ionian Relating to Ionia or to the Ionians; Ionic.
    • n Ionian A member of one of the three or (as some count) four great divisions of the ancient Greek race, the others being the Dorians and Æolians, or the Dorians, Æolians, and Acheans. Originally they inhabited Attica, Eubœa, and the district in the Peloponnesus afterward known as Achæa. From Attica they spread over most of the islands (the Ionian Islands) of the Ægean sea, and settled in Ionia on the coast of Asia Minor. They founded various colonies on the shores of the Euxine, Propontis, and the Ægean, and in the west they planted Catana and other colonies in Sicily; Rhegium, Cumæ, etc., in Italy; and Marseilles and others in Gaul. The Asiatic Ionians especially did much to introduce Asiatic civilization and luxury into Greece, and were often reproached by the other Greeks with effeminacy. Also (rarely) called Iastian, and in the plural Iones.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Ionius,. See Ionic

Usage

In literature:

The Ionians, who grew rich by commerce, bought slaves and organized states in which slaves did all the productive work.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
France kept the Ionian Islands and the Venetian factories opposite on the mainland.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
And such will be the case with the Ionian Islanders.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
In the summer of 1809 he sailed with the expedition sent to occupy the Ionian Islands.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
He was by birth a Greek of the Ionian Islands; and after they had become a portion of Napoleon I.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
On the Ionian, the captain of a ship heard some one calling loudly at him from the sea.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
To the east it faces the Ionian sea, while on the west towers Etna.
"Etna" by G. F. Rodwell
Coastal hills descend abruptly to Ionian Sea beaches along the Albanian Riviera from Vlore Bay southward to about Sarande.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
It is the beautiful Ionian, Glauke.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
The element which transformed lyrical tragedy into the tragic drama was added by the Ionians.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

Frill at the neck
Then the flutings of their Ionian
Death-gowns.
Then two little feet.
He does not smile or smoke.
"Death & Co." by Sylvia Plath
Ionian was thy tongue,
And when thou badest me to raise
That head, nor fear in aught thy gaze,
I dared look up . . but dared not long.
"Aletheia To Phraortes" by Walter Savage Landor
And there the Ionian father of the rest;
A million wrinkles carved his skin;
A hundred winters snow'd upon his breast,
From cheek and throat and chin.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
All cluster round thee,--seers of earliest ages,
Persians, Ionians, Mizraim's learned kings,
From the dim days of Shinar's hoary sages
To his who weighed the planet's fluid rings.
"A Welcome To Dr. Benjamin Apthorp Gould" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Lone columns on the Ionian shore,
And sculptured ruins scattered o'er
Athenian and Corinthian plains,
Of thy departed spirit speak,
That shed a glory round the Greek,
And threw its last light on his chains.
"Hymns and Odes for Charity Occasions IX" by John Pierpont

In news:

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. Twenty-five years ago this week, the Ionia Sentinel-Standard announced that two Ionians passed the Michigan State Bar exam ination, required for admission to the practice of law.
In the Adriatic and Ionian seas , the Arabs made a few memorable attacks, but most of their forays were stymied by the various Christian princes, republics, and pirates, many of whom could match the Muslims' seafaring skills.
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In science:

Panagopoulos is with Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. • L.
Optimization in Differentiable Manifolds in Order to Determine the Method of Construction of Prehistoric Wall-Paintings
Nestor detector in the Ionian Sea in May, 1997.
Prototype Detector for Ultrahigh Energy Neutrino Detection
Solar activity in the last millenium recorded in the δ18O profile of planktonic foraminifera of a shallow-water ionian sea core.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
The sunspot cycle recorded in the thermoluminescence profile of the gt89/3 ionian sea core.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
Cini Castagnoli et al., 2000] Cini Castagnoli, G., Bonino, G., and Taricco, C. (2000). - 22 year cicle in the planktonic δ18O of a shallow-water ionian sea core.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
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