Cnidus


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Cni·dus

also Cni·dos  (nī′dəs)
An ancient Greek city of Asia Minor in present-day southwest Asiatic Turkey. It was noted for its wealth and its magnificent buildings and statuary.

Cnidus

(ˈnaɪdəs; ˈknaɪ-)
n
(Placename) an ancient Greek city in SW Asia Minor: famous for its school of medicine

Cni•dus

(ˈnaɪ dəs)

n.
an ancient city in SW Asia Minor, in Caria: the Athenians defeated the Spartans in a naval battle near here 394 B.C.
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At Cnidus the oligarchy was destroyed by the nobles quarrelling with each other, because the government was in the hands of so few: for there, as we have just mentioned, if the father was in office, the son could not; or, if there were many brothers, the eldest only; for the people, taking advantage of their disputes, elected one of the nobles for their general, and got the victory: for where there are seditions government is weak.
76) A more detailed instance appears in 412/1, when the Spartan Hippocrates was sent out with one Laconian and eleven Sicilian ships to Cnidus on the Ionian coast.
In his analysis that includes parts of Greece as well as nearby western Turkey, Stewart points specifically to cities like Mycenae, Ephesus, Cnidus and Hierapolis.
Ctesias of Cnidus was a doctor to the Persian king Artaxerxes II at the turn of the fourth century BCE.
Ancient sources report that the medical schools of Cnidus and
All the star patterns listed above are mentioned by the Greek astronomical poet Aratos in his Phamomena, written about 270 BC but based on a prose work of the same name composed a century earlier by the astronomer Eudoxos of Cnidus.
Melissa Haynes's essay, "Framing a View of the Unviewable: Architecture, Aphrodite, and Erotic Looking in the Lucianic Erotes," provides a multilayered analysis of a description of the temple of Aphrodite at Cnidus and of the statue of the goddess which it once housed.
GIBTM 2013 will welcome an influx of many new exhibitors this year such as the Madrid Visitors & Convention Bureau, the Serbia Convention Bureau, Cnidus, Georgian National Tourism Agency, Athens Convention Bureau, the Marmara Convention Bureau, Ascari Race Car, Adile Sultan Sarayi and San Francisco Travel, along with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism -- which is making a welcome return to the show after a one-year absence.
39) In fact, Hunter 2008, 759-761 suggests that the narrator's description of Callirhoe after bathing (Chariton 2,2,2) evokes Praxiteles' Aphrodite of Cnidus, the famous statue which represented the goddess just before her bath.
Therefore Sostratus of Cnidus built a large lighthouse around 280 BC on the islet of Pharos in front of the port.
For example, Ctesias of Cnidus, a Greek physician in fifth century BC, wrote about nineteen wonders about animals and plants, another sixteen are related to streams, rivers and minerals, seven races and six climatic phenomena (see Farr).
Theophrastus was a leading Aristotelian philosopher and father of ancient botany, Hecetaus of Abdera the founder of "scientific" ethnography, Agatharchides of Cnidus a prominent Alexandrian historian, while Posidonius was famous as a Stoic philosopher and Appolonius Molon as a rhetorican.