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 (pâr′ŏs, pä′rôs)
An island of southeast Greece in the Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades, it was settled by Ionians and later founded colonies of its own in the seventh century bc. A fine white marble quarried on the island was used by sculptors as early as the sixth century bc.
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(Placename) a Greek island in the S Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: site of the discovery (1627) of the Parian Chronicle, a marble tablet outlining Greek history from before 1000 bc to about 354 bc (now at Oxford University). Pop: 12 853 (2001). Area: 166 sq km (64 sq miles)
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(ˈpɛər ɒs, -oʊs)

a Greek island of the Cyclades, in the S Aegean: noted for its white marble. 6776; 77 sq. mi. (200 sq. km).
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So again the Milesians, Herodotus tells us, were long troubled by civil discord, till they asked help from Paros, and the Parians sent ten commissioners who gave Miletus a new constitution.
490-495) And now, queen of the land of sweet Eleusis and sea-girt Paros and rocky Antron, lady, giver of good gifts, bringer of seasons, queen Deo, be gracious, you and your daughter all beauteous Persephone, and for my song grant me heart-cheering substance.
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Despite wide international backing, the annual PAROS resolution has not once been supported by the most advanced spacefaring nation in history.
The Leptos Group, with over five decades of experience, has a portfolio both in Cyprus (Paphos, Limassol, Nicosia), and Greece (Athens, Crete, Paros, Santorini) comprised of more than 325 prime projects ranging from plots, apartments, townhouses, villas, seafront and commercial properties in exclusive locations.
The lyrical, sunny, island scenes painted are taken from the artist's experience visiting the Greek island of Paros.
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