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(Placename) a region of ancient Palestine, east of the River Jordan and the Dead Sea
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(pəˈri ə)

a region in ancient Palestine, E of the Jordan and the Dead Sea.
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(18.) The presence of part of an Aktaian panel supports a date following 428/7, after the reduction of Lesbos, which had lost control of its peraia that consisted of the Aktaian cities.
To begin with, the dramatic setting of the dialogue in the home of Cephalus in the Piraeus leaves little doubt that we are initially, as Eva Brann writes, "in the city of shades, the house of Pluto": in the name Piraeus (especially in the accusative phrase eis Peiraia, which Socrates employs in the first line of the dialogue) one hears peraia or "beyond-land"; Bendis is a deity of the underworld; and one ancient source indicates that Cephalus, who is said to be on the threshold of death (Republic 328e6), actually died at least twenty years before 421, the earliest dramatic date most scholars are willing to assign to the Republic (Brann 1989-90, 8-9).