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.
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.
They are individuals whose names are we'll known because of their activities in and around the Agora (or in some cases the markets of the Peiraeus).
Peiraeus, the loyal and gallant friend of Telemachus.
The other threat to Athens was an attack on the corn-ships as they sailed through the Bosporus and the Hellespont towards the Peiraeus; for she relied upon them to feed her population.
The command was of crucial importance, comparable to that of the garrison at Corinth, which Antigonus Gonatas was to place in the hands of his half-brother, Craterus, son of a Macedonian princess and a marshal of Alexander.(15) Craterus was one of the leading figures of the age, and one would expect Cassander's man in the Peiraeus to have enjoyed similar status.