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An ancient Greek city of southwest Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea in present-day Turkey. In the fourth century bc. Queen Artemisia built a magnificent tomb here for her husband, King Mausolus. His mausoleum was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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(Placename) a Greek colony on the SW coast of Asia Minor: one of the major Hellenistic cities
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(ˌhæl ə kɑrˈnæs əs)

an ancient city of Caria, in SW Asia Minor: site of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Hal`i•car•nas′si•an, Hal`i•car•nas′se•an, adj.
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Noun1.Halicarnassus - an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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A Carian of Halicarnassus and brother of Artemisia, wife of Mausolus, who distinguished herself in war...
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Page 47 note 2: "Usher 7, 1-2." The correct reference is: Dionysius of Halicarnassus, On Lysias 7.1-2.
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The subjects of the most recent case are sculptures that once adorned the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, in the city that is now modern-day Bodrum.
Ankara has turned to the European Court of Human Rights in its attempt to reclaim British Museum sculptures that were once part of Turkey's Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- A group of lawyers have said they will take their case to bring back to Turkey artifacts taken out of the Halicarnassus Mausoleum in the late 19th century, stemming from an Ottoman general, or paE-a, who gave the valuable pieces as a gift to a British diplomat, to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).
He offers discussion of Cicero's Antonius, the Techne of Isocrates, declamation and civic theater, and Dionysius of Halicarnassus and the notion of rhetorical scholarship.
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