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An ancient region of western Asia Minor along the coast of the Aegean Sea. Greek settlers established colonies here before 1000 bc. The seaports of Ionia flourished from c. 8th century bc until the Turkish conquest of the 15th century ad.
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(Placename) an ancient region of W central Asia Minor, including adjacent Aegean islands: colonized by Greeks in about 1100 bc
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(aɪˈoʊ ni ə)

an ancient region on the W coast of Asia Minor and on adjacent islands in the Aegean.
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Noun1.Ionia - region of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient GreeksIonia - region of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient Greeks
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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In Ionia and the islands the epic poets followed the Homeric tradition, singing of romantic subjects in the now stereotyped heroic style, and showing originality only in their choice of legends hitherto neglected or summarily and imperfectly treated.
Nor are those things which we have already mentioned alone sufficient to describe these states; for since there are many species both of a democracy and an oligarchy, the matter requires further consideration; as we cannot admit, that if a few persons who are free possess the supreme power over the many who are not free, that this government is a democracy: as in Apollonia, in Ionia, and in Thera: for in each of these cities the honours of the state belong to some few particular families, who first founded the colonies.
Such are those to whom some state is given either for money or by the favour of him who bestows it; as happened to many in Greece, in the cities of Ionia and of the Hellespont, where princes were made by Darius, in order that they might hold the cities both for his security and his glory; as also were those emperors who, by the corruption of the soldiers, from being citizens came to empire.
She was born in Ionia, Iowa to Bryan and Mabel Conley on June 11, 1931.
It will all begin tomorrow with A Sea of Songs concert with the Estudiadina of Nea Ionia Orchestra together with singers Costas Makedonas, Aspasia Stratigou and Apostolos Mosios, and go right the way through until September 20.
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16 March 2016 - US auto dealership operator Young Automotive Group have purchased Berger Motor Sales of Ionia Michigan, the family said.
The new dealership will be called Young Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Ionia. This investment marks the eighth dealership for the Young Automotive Group, which includes stores in Owosso, Vassar, Frankenmuth, Lansing and Jackson in the US state of Michigan.
Magnesia or Magnesia on the Maeander (Ancient Greek: [eth][pounds sterling][eth][eth][eth]'[eth][cedilla]Ia[eth][macron][eth] [sz]-i ICIu[sz]'[sup.1]Ie [eth][pounds sterling][eth][eth] [eth]1/4[eth]'[eth][sup.3]Iu[sz]A or [eth][pounds sterling][eth][eth][eth]'[eth][cedilla]Ia[eth][macron][eth] [sz]-i [sz]-...IC[sz]'[micro] [eth][pounds sterling][eth][eth] [eth]1/4[eth]'[eth][sup.3]Iu[sz]A; Latin: Magnesia ad Maeandrum) was an ancient Greek city in Ionia, considerable in size, at an important location commercially and strategically in the triangle of Priene, Ephesus and Tralles.
With their roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan but now based in Nashville, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys have been on the road almost non-stop in Europe and the US since releasing their second album Ionia last February.
They are arranged by location, among them Attica, Delphi, Thessaly, Dalmatia, Thrace, the north shore of the Black Sea, Chios, Sicily, Britannia, Ionia, Phrygia, Cyprus, Arabia, and Egypt.