Lycia


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Ly·ci·a

 (lĭsh′ē-ə, lĭsh′ə)
An ancient country and Roman province of southwest Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea. Ruled from early times by Persia and Syria, it was annexed by Rome in the first century ad.
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Lycia

(ˈlɪsɪə)
n
(Placename) an ancient region on the coast of SW Asia Minor: a Persian, Rhodian, and Roman province
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Ly•ci•a

(ˈlɪʃ i ə)

n.
an ancient country in SW Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
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Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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On this the son of Lycaon shouted in triumph, "Knights Trojans, come on; the bravest of the Achaeans is wounded, and he will not hold out much longer if King Apollo was indeed with me when I sped from Lycia hither."
When he had found the brave son of Lycaon he said, "Pandarus, where is now your bow, your winged arrows, and your renown as an archer, in respect of which no man here can rival you nor is there any in Lycia that can beat you?
I have come from afar, even from Lycia and the banks of the river Xanthus, where I have left my wife, my infant son, and much wealth to tempt whoever is needy; nevertheless, I head my Lycian soldiers and stand my ground against any who would fight me though I have nothing here for the Achaeans to plunder, while you look on, without even bidding your men stand firm in defence of their wives.
For all your strength, and all your coming from Lycia, you will be no help to the Trojans but will pass the gates of Hades vanquished by my hand."
Yet Montesquieu, speaking of this association, says: "Were I to give a model of an excellent Confederate Republic, it would be that of Lycia." Thus we perceive that the distinctions insisted upon were not within the contemplation of this enlightened civilian; and we shall be led to conclude, that they are the novel refinements of an erroneous theory.
Verily Sarpedon reigned mightily over wide Lycia and ruled very many cities filled with people, wielding the sceptre of Zeus: and great honour followed him, which his father gave him, the great-hearted shepherd of the people.
7th grade Katelyn Bement, Gracie Boliard, Kynzie Damery, Lycia Dunker, Caden Ford, Landon Francisco, Will Gorden.
Born during the Third Century (March 15, 270) in Patara, Lycia (Turkey), St.
Investigating the neurobiological mechanisms underlying EMDR in healthy men and women, Lycia de Voogd and colleagues found that both side-to-side eye movement and a working memory task independently deactivated the amygdala -- a brain region critical for fear learning.
In Appendix A, Baughan dates every one of these tombs with a question mark, most with ranges of "eighth-fifth century?" Funerary couches in tombs from sites in Lycia, Caria, and Paphlagonia carry the discussion into the fourth century BC and later.