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E·pi·rus

 (ĭ-pī′rəs)
An ancient country on the Ionian Sea in present-day northwest Greece and southern Albania. It flourished in the 3rd century bc and was later a Roman province. An independent state after ad 1204, Epirus was conquered by the Turks in the 15th century.

Epirus

(ɪˈpaɪərəs)
n
1. (Placename) a region of NW Greece, part of ancient Epirus ceded to Greece after independence in 1830
2. (Placename) (in ancient Greece) a region between the Pindus mountains and the Ionian Sea, straddling the modern border with Albania

E•pi•rus

(ɪˈpaɪ rəs)

n.
1. an ancient district in what is now NW Greece and S Albania.
2. a modern region in NW Greece. 324,541; 3573 sq. mi. (9255 sq. km).
E•pi′rote (-roʊt) n.
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Noun1.Epirus - an ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BCEpirus - an ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC; located in northwestern Greece and southern Albania
Albania, Republic of Albania - a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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Panagiotis Vourhas was interviewing a local politician on Epiros TV1 when he came face to face with protesters who had broken into the station.
14: Blessed Elder Iakovos of Epiros, Elder Joseph the Hesychast, and Mother Stavritsa the Missionary.
He was born in Epiros, Greece the son of George and Penelope (Rogos) John and emigrated to the United States in 1933 through Ellis Island and eventually settled with his family in Taunton, Ma.
The menu features hot and cold meze from the sea and the earth, such as charcoal grilled calamari stuffed with tomato and cheese (Dh24), spiced mussels saganaki with Gruyare cheese from Naxos Island (Dh24), fried haloumi cheese on a bed of figs with crushed peppers (Dh22) and leek pie from the Northern Epiros region of Greece with cheese and onion (Dh25).
2), who writes of the sacred serpents kept at Epiros, descendants of Delphi's own Python, which were to be fed only by a virgin priestess.
These are demonstrated not only in the "mini-empires" of Nicea, Epiros, and Trebizond, but in a portrait of Mistras, the hilltop fortress above Sparta, and its Platonist philosopher Gemistos Plethon.
Scytiam, Thraciam, Macedoniam, Dardaniam, Daciam, Thessaliam, Achaiam, Epiros, Dalmatiam, cunctasque Pannonias Gothus, Sannata, Quadus, Alanus, Hunni, Wandali, Marcomanni uastant, trahunt, rapiunt; in Grecia imperant barbari; obsessa Antiochia et urbes reliquae; tracti greges captiuorum; Arabia, Phoenice, Palaestina, Aegyptus timore captiuae (Hier.
Ionian Island (020 8459 0777) offers two weeks for price of one at selected villas/apartments on Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Meganisi, Ithaka, Kefalonia and Epiros Coast ex-Manchester and Gatwick April 29-May 15.
GREEK ISLANDS Ionian Island (020 8459 0777) offers two weeks for price of one at selected villas/apartments on Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Meganisi, Ithaka, Kefaloniaand Epiros Coast ex-Manchester April 29-May 15.
The story moves between present-day New York and WW II Epiros as a gripping story unfolds.
IONIAN Island Holidays offer breaks to Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Meganisi, Ithaka and the Epiros Coast, with flights from Gatwick and Manchester.
Michael's attempts to win forcibly the approval of his Church and Empire led him to persecute and imprison those opposed to the union, including his own sister, Irene-Eulogia, Epiros, with Arta as its functional capital, had been independent of Constantinople since the Latin conquest of 1204, and hence became a haven for opponents of Michael's policies who were fleeing potential imprisonment.