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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) of or relating to Cilicia or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Cilicia
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For the more southern highland tin-production sites of Goltepe and Kestel, the second-tier destination was most likely the as yet unexcavated ancient city of Nahita underneath modern Nigde and beyond the Taurus Mountains, southwards into the Cilician and the Amuq plains, where the Early Bronze I tin bronze figurines, crucibles and utensils of Judaidah appeared.
Anemurium is one of the oldest settlements in the hilly Cilician region, sitting on the Mediterranean coast at the southernmost tip of Anatolia.
My paternal grandfather, a native of Hadjin, in Cilician Armenia, survived the genocide and found safe haven in Lebanon.
Think for a moment, however, about that Cilician plain locked between the mountains and the sea.
Lebanon cedar (Cedrus libani) and Cilician fir (Abies cilicica) accompany junipers.
Esther Velthoen examines Dutch attempts to tame coastal raiding up until 1905, efforts that have some remarkable similarities to Roman attempts to curb Cilician piracy.
13) In his biography of Julius Caesar, Plutarch tells of Cilician pirates who captured Caesar on the Mediterranean, holding him captive for thirty-eight days until ransom was paid.
While the activities associated with the Cilician peace-keeper in Xenophon correspond closely to the sphere of operation of the eirenarch, Xenophon's wording is sufficiently loose to refer to any official whose job it was to keep the peace, and since there must have been people in charge of putting down civil unrest in Cilicia long before the position of eirenarch was created, it has been argued that the references to a peace-keeper do not help to establish a terminus post quem.
in the rugged hills near Coracesium in Cilicia, an untamed region along the coast of southwestern Asia Minor, and the Cilician pirates, possibly the most successful race of brigands the world has ever seen, were surrendering to the Roman general Pompey.
The topics include environmental friendly methods for extracting and measuring organophosphorus and organochlorine pesticides, the spatio-temporal distribution of soil nematode communities along a chrono-sequence of vegetation restoration in Horqin Sandy Land in northeastern China, animals as indicators of human mercury exposure, characteristics of red rain in the Cilician Basin of the northeastern Mediterranean, the toxicity of smoke in an amphibian mollusc from India, and a spatial econometric approach to measuring damage to health associated with the forest burning in the Brazilian Amazon.
For example, you have heard, I think, of the Cilician pancratic athlete, whom our fathers called "Halter", (2) how small he was, indeed much smaller than his opponents.
According to the Greek biographer Plutarch, when the 25-year-old Caesar was seized by Cilician pirates in the Dodecanese Islands in 75 B.