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 (rə-vĕn′ə, rä-vĕn′nä)
A city of northeast Italy near the Adriatic Sea northeast of Florence. An important naval station in Roman times, it was an Ostrogoth capital in the fifth and sixth centuries ad and the center of Byzantine power in Italy from the late sixth century until c. 750, when it was conquered by the Lombards. Ravenna eventually became part of the papal dominions and was included in the kingdom of Italy in 1861.


(rəˈvɛnə; Italian raˈvenna)
(Placename) a city and port in NE Italy, in Emilia-Romagna: capital of the Western Roman Empire from 402 to 476, of the Ostrogoths from 493 to 526, and of the Byzantine exarchate from 584 to 751; famous for its ancient mosaics. Pop: 134 631 (2001)


(rəˈvɛn ə)

a city in NE Italy. 136,324.
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Noun1.Ravenna - a battle between the French and an alliance of Spaniards and Swiss and Venetians in 1512Ravenna - a battle between the French and an alliance of Spaniards and Swiss and Venetians in 1512
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But his good fortune brought about a third event, so that he did not reap the fruit of his rash choice; because, having his auxiliaries routed at Ravenna, and the Switzers having risen and driven out the conquerors (against all expectation, both his and others), it so came to pass that he did not become prisoner to his enemies, they having fled, nor to his auxiliaries, he having conquered by other arms than theirs.
And perhaps he was cheered by keeping his eye on a chance of promotion to the fleet at Ravenna by-and-by, if he had good friends in Rome and survived the awful climate.
4 million investment for Camp Ravenna in the Presidents budget proposal released today.
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Gene is survived by his son, Guy Maurice Holmes (Drenda) of Bement; granddaughter Becky Leone Richeson Shinkie of Ravenna, Ohio; great-grandchildren Riley Ray, Alyssa Marie and Kaylee Noel Richeson, all of Ravenna, Ohio; and a brother, Lewis Holmes of Barham, Texas.
It stars Charlize Theron as wicked Ravenna, who betrays her sister Freya, played by Emily Blunt.
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SCHEMING Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) rules over her realm in the south with a steely glare, aided by the shape-shifting magic mirror.
THURSDAY Snow White & the Huntsman (2012) Film4, 9pm Once Ravenna (Charlize Theron) ascends to the throne, she incarcerates Snow White (Kristen Stewart) in the north tower and plans to attain eternal youth by ripping out her stepdaughter's beating heart.
Breaking down the skillful diplomatic dance performed by the two cities in letters, resolutions, and meeting minutes, it shows how Italy's unification did not favor Florentine claims to Dante's bones; if anything, it gave Ravenna permanent possession of the poet's remains.
The Ravenna facility is not included in the transaction and its business will be transferred to other HEXPOL facilities.
Private investor William Ravenna has acquired the business for an undisclosed sum after tabling "the most compelling offer for the business" said mergers and acquisitions advisors BCMS.