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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.
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(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
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(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."
And Piraeus answered, "Telemachus, you may stay away as long as you please, but I will look after him for you, and he shall find no lack of hospitality."
At Athens too the disposition of the citizens is not the same, for those who live in the Piraeus are more attached to a popular government than those who live in the city properly so called; for as the interposition of a rivulet, however small, will occasion the line of the phalanx to fluctuate, so any trifling disagreement will be the cause of seditions; but they will not so soon flow from anything else as from the disagreement between virtue and vice, and next to that between poverty and riches, and so on in order, one cause having more influence than another; one of which that I last mentioned.
Skirting along the north coast of Sicily, passing through the group of Aeolian Isles, in sight of Stromboli and Vulcania, both active volcanoes, through the Straits of Messina, with "Scylla" on the one hand and "Charybdis" on the other, along the east coast of Sicily, and in sight of Mount Etna, along the south coast of Italy, the west and south coast of Greece, in sight of ancient Crete, up Athens Gulf, and into the Piraeus, Athens will be reached in two and a half or three days.
Release date- 06082019 - Piraeus Real Estate, in cooperation with Piraeus Bank and Piraeus Leasing, completed its seventh e-bidding in July.
Piraeus Bank has said that it has completed the book building process for the issuance of 10NC5 dated subordinated notes worth EUR400m, through its wholly owned UK subsidiary, Piraeus Group Finance Plc and under the EUR25,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
Costakis Loizou, was awarded with an honorary distinction by the Holy Metropolis of Piraeus. Mr.
A Congestion at the Mediterranean ports of Malta and Piraeus has begun to ease after bad weather caused disruption to the delivery schedule over the weekend, sources quoted as saying on Tuesday.
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