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 (ĭ-lîr′ē-ə) also Il·lyr·i·cum (-ĭ-kəm)
An ancient region of the Balkan Peninsula on the Adriatic coast. Occupied in prehistoric times by an Indo-European-speaking people, the area became the Roman province of Illyricum after the final conquest of the Illyrians in 35-33 bc. The name was revived by Napoleon for the provinces of Illyria (1809-1815) and retained for the kingdom of Illyria, a division of Austria from 1816 to 1849.


(Placename) an ancient region of uncertain boundaries on the E shore of the Adriatic Sea, including parts of present-day Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania


(ɪˈlɪər i ə)

an ancient country along the E coast of the Adriatic.
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Noun1.Illyria - an uncertain region on the east shore of the Adriatic where an ancient Indo-European people once lived
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So spake the Enemie of Mankind, enclos'd In Serpent, Inmate bad, and toward EVE Address'd his way, not with indented wave, Prone on the ground, as since, but on his reare, Circular base of rising foulds, that tour'd Fould above fould a surging Maze, his Head Crested aloft, and Carbuncle his Eyes; With burnisht Neck of verdant Gold, erect Amidst his circling Spires, that on the grass Floted redundant: pleasing was his shape, And lovely, never since of Serpent kind Lovelier, not those that in ILLYRIA chang'd HERMIONE and CADMUS, or the God In EPIDAURUS; nor to which transformd AMMONIAN JOVE, or CAPITOLINE was seen, Hee with OLYMPIAS, this with her who bore SCIPIO the highth of ROME.
Where is Illyria, and why does Shakspere locate the play there?
Oliver Dimsdale, artistic director of Filter Theatre, UK, which is on its maiden Indian tour with its production of Twelfth Night , says, " Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria and she comes ashore a strange land, where she is forced to disguise herself as a man.
Theatre group Illyria are behind the performance, which will take place in the Middlesbrough park at 4pm.
THE problematic shrew might have eventually been tamed but the summer of 2015 remained stubbornly offside, resulting in a much smaller than average crowd settling under umbrellas for the latest visit of the perennially popular Illyria Players to the grounds of Abergavenny Castle.
Shrew" is a "play within a play within a play" and subsequently a big ask for a small company like Illyria but this troupe of performers are proven masters at untangling plotlines and getting straight to the comedic elements.
International Slavery Museum - today and tomorrow The Three Musketeers There's plenty of swash and buckling heading for Calderstones Park when Illyria Theatre Company brings its open air production of The Three Musketeers to the Mansion House Gardens.
Performed in the open air by an all male cast in full Elizabethan costume, with traditional music and dance, Twelfth Night is a joyous tale of love, longing and laughter and mischief, mayhem and mistaken identity, set in fair Illyria.
For instance, the Roman Denari was the world's reserve currency two thousand years ago but cheap finance enabled the Roman Imperators to fiscally devastate colonies in Hispania, Pannonia, Noricum, Gaul, Narbonne, Lusitania, Judea, Asia Minor (Anatolia), Illyria, Dacia, Helvetica and even Britannia.
As a historian I don't recall any Albanian element in this symbol or the lion itself even if the Illyria tribes had used it but nowadays we have nothing in common with it especially after the wars of Skenderbeg.
of New York City, Lachlan Murdoch has been named non-executive co-chairman; he remains executive chairman of Illyria Pty Ltd, a Sydney, Australia private investment company, a job he's held since 2005.
Since then, he has focused on interests in Australia through his private investment company Illyria Pty Ltd, which owns various media assets.