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See Edirne.


(ˌeɪdrɪəˈnəʊpəl) or


(Placename) former names of Edirne


(ɛˈdir nɛ)

a city in NW Turkey, in the European part. 115,500. Also called Adrianople.
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Noun1.Adrianople - a city in northwestern TurkeyAdrianople - a city in northwestern Turkey; a Thracian town that was rebuilt and renamed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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He had noticed passing through this street lately that there was a hotel somewhere towards the end, built of wood, but fairly large, and its name he remembered was something like Adrianople.
Where many accounts only briefly cover the Battle of Adrianople in 378, Goldsworthy provides a detailed discussion of the battle itself and the aftermath of the catastrophic Roman defeat.
For Herodotus, Croesus had been punished for the impieties of his ancestors Gyges, just as for the pagan Ammianus Marcellinus, some eighty years after Lactantius, Valens was to pay on the battlefield of Adrianople for his misdeeds towards Pap of Armenia" (p.
He observed the military operations during the Bulgarian-Turkish conflict and the assault on Adrianople (Bulgarian: Odrin; Serbian: Jedrene; Turkish: Edirne).
ON AUGUST 9 in 378AD a Roman army faced a barbarian army outside the city of Adrianople in the Roman province of Thrace.
In relation to the intellectual capacities of women, Montagu gave the example of fair Fatima with whom she was acquainted in Adrianople.
Fatima The Spinner And The Tent is based on a classical "Teaching-Story" well known in Greek folklore - this particular version is attributed to Sheikh Mohamed Jamaludin of Adrianople (modern-day Edirne).
In AD 378, a surprise attack by Gothic cavalry overwhelmed the Roman forces at Adrianople.
A chapter in Hemingway's In Our Time, based on his dispatch from Thrace during the Greco-Turkish War in October 1922, has the bare, direct, elemental effect of Babel's war stories: "Minarets stuck up in the rain out of Adrianople across the mud flats.
You see his offense was that he used the gold from the altar to rescue people taken prisoner after the battle of Adrianople where the barbarian tribes defeated the Roman army.
By then Russia had annexed the eastern coast of the Black Sea, including Circassia, a right never recognized by the British government and seemingly denied by the 1829 Treaty of Adrianople.
Adrianople road brought it all back to him, the mystery and the pain.