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An ancient Greek city in the southwest Peloponnesus. It was founded c. 369 bc under Theban auspices as a new capital for the region of Messenia.


(Placename) an ancient Greek city in the SW Peloponnese: founded in 369 bc as the capital of Messenia


(mɛˈsi ni)

an ancient city in S Greece, in the SW Peloponnesus: capital of Messenia.
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The Achaeans, though weakenened by internal dissensions and by the revolt of Messene, one of its members, being joined by the AEtolians and Athenians, erected the standard of opposition.
The two fell in with one another in Messene at the house of Ortilochus, where Ulysses was staying in order to recover a debt that was owing from the whole people; for the Messenians had carried off three hundred sheep from Ithaca, and had sailed away with them and with their shepherds.
In conclusion it may be worth while to add the graceful epigram of Alcaeus of Messene ("Palatine Anthology", vii
The arrangement is geographical, entries for larger territories--for example Messenia--containing entries for specific sites--such as Andania, Messene, and Thouria.
USA], Jul 12 (ANI): An ancient storage room and three stone rows discovered at the Messene Theatre in Greece are singing a different tune on the complex structures that were used 2,000 years ago.
Messene, the mount of Brenton Aydulla was a neck back in third while Hugh Bowman's Flamingo Star was fourth, a further head behind.
Officials said the nearby ruined ancient city of Messene and its archaeological museum did not appear to be in direct danger.
The three Helots set out to cross the border to freedom in Messene.
Euhemerism is a Hellenistically-influenced approach inspired by and derived from the work of the fourth century BCE Greek scholar Euhemerus of Messene who rationalised the question of religious worship, myth, and history.
The supply of liquid fuels for traffic needs of motorized equipment of the City of Messina and legal persons of the municipality Messene, but also of heating their buildings.
But when Messene was actually carved out of the Lacedemonian state in 369 BCE, those traditions seem to have been deliberately sacrificed to a new toaster narrative that was preferable to the new polity: that of a previously enslaved tribe that had fought for its independence ever since the so-called First Messenian War.
Svavarsson pays a special attention to the central piece of evidence for Pyrrho's views, a passage from the Peripatetic philosopher Aristocles of Messene, which is usually read in two opposing ways, presenting Pyrrho either as an advocate of the metaphysical thesis of the indeterminacy of things, or as a sceptic who insists that we cannot decide how things really are.