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Ellás

(ɛˈlas)
n
(Placename) transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Greece

Greece

(gris)

n.
Ancient Greek, Hellas. Modern Greek, Ellas. a republic in S Europe at the S end of the Balkan Peninsula. 10,707,135; 50,147 sq. mi. (129,880 sq. km).Cap.: Athens.
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Noun1.Ellas - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsulaEllas - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Actium - the naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC
Chaeronea - a battle in which Philip II of Macedon defeated the Athenians and Thebans (338 BC) and also Sulla defeated Mithridates (86 BC)
Battle of Lepanto, Lepanto - Turkish sea power was destroyed in 1571 by a league of Christian nations organized by the Pope
battle of Leuctra, Leuctra - Thebes defeated Sparta in 371 BC; the battle ended Sparta's military supremacy in Greece
Mantinea, Mantineia - the site of three famous battles among Greek city-states: in 418 BC and 362 BC and 207 BC
battle of Marathon, Marathon - a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians
battle of Navarino, Navarino - a decisive naval battle in the War of Greek Independence (1827); the Turkish and Egyptian fleet was defeated by an allied fleet of British and French and Russian warships
battle of Pharsalus, Pharsalus - Caesar defeated Pompey in 48 BC
battle of Thermopylae, Thermopylae - a famous battle in 480 BC; a Greek army under Leonidas was annihilated by the Persians who were trying to conquer Greece
Balkan Wars - two wars (1912-1913) that were fought over the last of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire and that left the area around Constantinople (now Istanbul) as the only Ottoman territory in Europe
bay wreath, laurel wreath, laurel - (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory
pantheon - (antiquity) a temple to all the gods
Wooden Horse, Trojan Horse - a large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War
hybrid, loanblend, loan-blend - a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
dithyramb - (ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)
Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic language - the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
pean, paean - (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
torch race - (ancient Greece) in which a torch is passed from one runner to the next
souvlaki, souvlakia - made of lamb
17 November, Revolutionary Organization 17 November - a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Greece that is violently opposed to imperialism and capitalism and NATO and the United States; an active terrorist group during the 1980s
ELA, Revolutionary People's Struggle - an extreme leftist terrorist group formed in Greece in 1971 to oppose the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974; a revolutionary group opposed to capitalism and imperialism and the United States
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Achaea - a region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese
Aegina, Aigina - an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf
Chios, Khios - an island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Turkey; belongs to Greece
Kikladhes, Cyclades - a group of over 200 islands in the southern Aegean
Dhodhekanisos, Dodecanese - a group of islands in the southeast Aegean Sea
Doris - a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken
Lesbos, Lesvos, Mytilene - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
Rodhos, Rhodes - a Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes
Crete, Kriti - the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC
Ithaki, Ithaca - a Greek island to the west of Greece; in Homeric legend Odysseus was its king
Athos, Mount Athos - an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century
Athens, Athinai, capital of Greece, Greek capital - the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess); "in the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city"
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And his dear looked at him in all his imperturbable, complacent self-consciousness of kindness, and saw herself the little rural school-teacher who, with Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Lord Byron as her idols, and with the dream of herself writing "Poems of Passion," had come up to Topeka Town to be beaten by the game into marrying the solid, substantial business man beside her, who enjoyed delight in the spectacle of cats and rats walking the tight-rope in amity, and who was blissfully unaware that she was the Robin Redbreast in a cage that put all heaven in a rage.
Heir presumptive, his lordship's next brother, Stephen Robert, married to Ella, youngest daughter of the Reverend Silas Marden, Rector of Runnigate, and has issue, three daughters.
Ruby Gillis smuggled three blue plums over to her during testament reading; Ella May MacPherson gave her an enormous yellow pansy cut from the covers of a floral catalogue--a species of desk decoration much prized in Avonlea school.
And you can watch my Ray, For I must go away And dance with Ella Sweyn at Elsinore!
Mother Rugen's tea-house on the Baltic And a dance with Ella Sweyn at Elsinore!
fiery lines of our great poet, Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
McCay knew Ella Wheeler Wilcox by heart, and could take Browning without anaesthetics.
Despues, cuando llega la calma, se presentan referencias literarias, Una de ellas es la novela En los ojos de los gatos, de Enrique Renteria, en la que se retratan tres generaciones que son tres vidas de distintas mujeres pero que el autor supo entrelazar en cuanto a los sismos que las tres vivieron.
Estuve cerca de ella en algunas de sus crisis (no las mas grandes), la vi salir de ellas victoriosa, dando lecciones a los que --con solo las limitantes mentales que sufrimos-- nos quejamos de todo y por todo.
Empezaban examenes la ultima semana de noviembre y se prolongaban hasta la primera semana de diciembre: gustaba salir de la escuela con el cielo nublado, el aire gris y frio para encontrarse con los muchachos que las esperaban con chamarra gruesa y bufanda, a veces hasta guantes, para verlas y saludarlas y hasta quedarse a conversar un rato antes de que ellas se retiraran a casa para preparar el examen del dia siguiente.
Otras mujeres tienen cajas en las que guardan bagatelas, pero ninguna de ellas tiene mi rosa.
El ya le demostro claramente cuales san sus prioridades y usted no estaba incluida en ellas.