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An ancient region of southeast Asia Minor along the Mediterranean Sea south of the Taurus Mountains. The area was conquered by Alexander the Great and later became part of the Roman Empire. It was the site of an independent Armenian state from 1080 to 1375.

Ci·li′cian adj. & n.
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(Placename) an ancient region and former kingdom of SE Asia Minor, between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean: corresponds to the region around present-day Adana
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(sɪˈlɪʃ ə)

an ancient country in SE Asia Minor: at one time a Roman province.
Ci•li′cian, adj., n.
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(26) According to Homer Typhoeus was overwhelmed by Zeus amongst the Arimi in Cilicia. Pindar represents him as buried under Aetna, and Tzetzes reads Aetna in this passage.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Aram I, the head of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, called on the Syrian
Rough Cilicia; new historical and archaeological approaches; proceedings.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Catholicate of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I felicitated the Iranian nation on the election of Hassan Rouhani as the next president of the country, and said results of Iran's voting will decrease the regional crises.
Ahora bien, aunque la critica ha abordado la correspondencia ciceroniana ya como documento, (7) ya como literatura, (8) en el presente trabajo procuraremos ofrecer una lectura alternativa a estos acercamientos dicotomicos (9) centrandonos en analizar el fenomeno de la presentacion de si o autofiguracion (10) en un corpus bien delimitado: las primeras quince cartas que Ciceron dirigio a Atico durante su viaje a la provincia de Cilicia. El marco teorico que sustenta nuestra lectura del texto se apoya en la propuesta que, desde el analisis del discurso, formula Amossy (2010): su hipotesis fundamental es que la presentacion de si, o lo que la tradicion retorica llama "ethos", es una dimension constitutiva del discurso.
"Historischer Hintergrund der Abbijawa-Frage." begins with a basic dating of Hittite-Abbiyawa relations from the textual material, moves on to briefly discuss the archaeological evidence from that time--in the main pointing out that quite a bit of Mycenaean pottery has been found on the Anatolian west coast--and concludes with an exploration of possible Aniyawan locations and arguments made for or against them: Cilicia, Pamphylia, Crete, Cyprus, Rhodes, and again finally Mycenaean Greece.
His Holiness Aram I, the Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Seat of Cilicia (Lebanon), has written a book on St.
Geographical or administrative names cause particular difficulties, e.g., the "Doors of Cilicia" instead of "Gates"; "Iranic" instead of "Iranian"; and the curious noun "Porphyrogenite." Above all, the press has translated even the work's title incorrectly into English: Anno Domini dates, of course, follow the letters AD rather than vice versa.
In the Church's long history there have been many influential converts, men and women whose conversion strengthened, perhaps even shaped, the Church, but none with such lasting impact as a first century tentmaker from the Turkish city of Tarsus ("no mean city", he would later say), capital of the Roman province of Cilicia.
The House President will also be received by the Patriarch - Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram A', who will honor Garoyian with the Order of the Knight of Cilicia, and will host a lunch in his honor.
He is a Catholicos (Patriarch), of the Armenian Church of Cilicia, within the Oriental Orthodox community.