Peiraeus


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Peiraeus

(paɪˈriːəs; pɪˈreɪ-)
n
(Placename) a variant spelling of Piraeus
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He left his chariot rich with bronze and his panting steeds in charge of Eurymedon, son of Ptolemaeus the son of Peiraeus, and bade him hold them in readiness against the time his limbs should weary of going about and giving orders to so many, for he went among the ranks on foot.
18; IG II2 2932 for priests of Sabazius at the Peiraeus in 342/1, rites mocked by Demosthenes 18.
Leontius, the son of Aglaion, was coming up from Peiraeus, close to the outer side of the north wall, when he saw some dead bodies lying near the executioner, and he felt a desire to look at them, and at the same time felt disgust at the thought, and tried to turn aside.
Socrates: I went down yesterday to the Peiraeus with Glaucon, the son of Ariston, to pray to the goddess; and, at the same time, I wanted to observe how they would put on the festival, since they were now holding it for the first time.
Suppose, he had pomegranates in the Peiraeus where they are in great supply, and he wanted to sell them in Paris where they are expensive?
62) It has been suggested that upon arrival from the Peiraeus, Paul would likely have encountered a large number of pillars displaying just the head of Hermes (whom Paul had been mistaken for in Lystra) and located in the agora between the two "favorite resorts of the philosophers," where he is portrayed as disputing with Epicureans and Stoics, who are presumably among those taking him up to the Athenian Areopagus.
Peiraeus, the loyal and gallant friend of Telemachus.