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 (pī-rē′əs, pĭ-rā′-)
A city of east-central Greece on the Saronic Gulf southwest of Athens. Its port was built in the 5th century bc and after extensive development in the mid-19th century became the principal seaport of the country. In ancient times it was connected with Athens by the Long Walls, two parallel walls some 170 m (550 ft) apart.


(paɪˈriːəs; pɪˈreɪ-) or


(Placename) a port in SE Greece, adjoining Athens: the country's chief port; founded in the 5th century bc as the port of Athens. Pop (municipality): 181 933 (2001). Modern Greek name: Piraiévs


(paɪˈri əs, pɪˈreɪ-)

a seaport in SE Greece: the port of Athens. 196,389.
Greek, Peiraievs.
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The Dolphin then inquired if he knew the Piraeus (the famous harbor of Athens).
I WENT down yesterday to the Piraeus with Glaucon the son of Ariston, that I might offer up my prayers to the goddess; and also because I wanted to see in what manner they would celebrate the festival, which was a new thing.
Then he said to his friend Piraeus, "Piraeus, son of Clytius, you have throughout shown yourself the most willing to serve me of all those who have accompanied me to Pylos; I wish you would take this stranger to your own house and entertain him hospitably till I can come for him.