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An ancient region of southeast Asia Minor along the Mediterranean Sea south of the Taurus Mountains. The area was conquered by Alexander the Great and later became part of the Roman Empire. It was the site of an independent Armenian state from 1080 to 1375.

Ci·li′cian adj. & n.


(Placename) an ancient region and former kingdom of SE Asia Minor, between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean: corresponds to the region around present-day Adana


(sɪˈlɪʃ ə)

an ancient country in SE Asia Minor: at one time a Roman province.
Ci•li′cian, adj., n.
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26) According to Homer Typhoeus was overwhelmed by Zeus amongst the Arimi in Cilicia.
Troy: Fall Of A City BBC1, 9pm Achilles' shock attack on Troy's ally Cilicia devastates the Trojans and puts the spotlight on Helen.
Helen (Bella Dayne) finds herself under scrutiny when Achilles (right) launches a sudden offensive on Troy's ally, Cilicia - with terrible consequences for the Trojans.
Earliest" examined postal censor mark and the Rugby World Cup, while there was the "last" day of stamp issue and "longest" set of 134 definitive stamps from Cilicia presentations.
OVERSEAS Jet2CityBreaks - ROME, three star Hotel Cilicia, three nights room only from Manchester on January 5.
On 20 October Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan met in Brussels with Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I.
Manama, May 21 (BNA): Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the State of Kuwait, Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Cilicia of the Armenians, on the occasion of his recent visit to Kuwait to inaugurate a new cathedral and a prelacy for the Armenian community.
ROME - FROM PS389: Citalia offers a mini break to Rome staying at the 3* Hotel Cilicia, three nights' bed and breakfast departing from Newcastle on May 25.
Download Aram I holds Easter Mass, calls for decreeing electoral law NNA - The Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Aram I, held Easter Mass on Sunday at the Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Antelias, whereby he called on Christians to reject the darkness and become "messengers of light.
7 (Petra) -- Head of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, Catholicos Aram I, said despite challenges facing Middle East Christians, they remain determined to stay because they belong there and share their Muslim brothers these difficulties.
Allies agreed that Russia would get Istanbul, the sea passages from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean and Armenia; the British would get Basra and southern Mesopotamia; and the French a slice in the middle, including Lebanon, Syria and Cilicia (in modern-day Turkey).
but we are committed to this cause and for the return of our pillaged rights," the head of the Armenian Church Catholicos of Cilicia Aram I Kichichian said during Mass, held at an Antelias church.