Cyrenaica(redirected from Creta et Cyrene)
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An ancient region of northeast Libya bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. It was colonized by the Greeks in the seventh century bc and became a Roman province in the first century bc.
Cyrenaica(ˌsaɪrəˈneɪɪkə; ˌsɪrə-) or
(Placename) a region and former province (1951–63) of E Libya: largely desert; settled by the Greeks in about 630 bc; ruled successively by the Egyptians, Romans, Arabs, Turks, and Italians. Area: 855 370 sq km (330 258 sq miles)
or Cir•e•na•i•ca(ˌsɪr əˈneɪ ɪ kə, ˌsaɪ rə-)
1. an ancient district in N Africa.
2. the E part of Libya.