Samothrace


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Sam·o·thrace

 (săm′ə-thrās′) or Sam·o·thrá·ki (sä′mô-thrä′kē)
An island of northeast Greece in the northeast Aegean Sea. The Winged Victory of Samothrace, now at the Louvre in Paris, was sculpted c. 200 bc and found on the island in 1863.
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Samothrace

(ˈsæməˌθreɪs)
n
(Placename) a Greek island in the NE Aegean Sea: mountainous. Pop: 2723 (2001)
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Sam•o•thrace

(ˈsæm əˌθreɪs)

n.
a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 3012. Greek, Sa•mo•thra•ke (ˌsɑ mɔˈθrɑ ki)
Sam`o•thra′cian (-ˈθreɪ ʃən) adj., n.
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References in classic literature ?
But Dardanus came to the coast of the mainland -- from him Erichthonius and thereafter Tros were sprung, and Ilus, and Assaracus, and godlike Ganymede, -- when he had left holy Samothrace in his many-benched ship.
But King Neptune had kept no blind look-out; he had been looking admiringly on the battle from his seat on the topmost crests of wooded Samothrace, whence he could see all Ida, with the city of Priam and the ships of the Achaeans.
The Best of the Grammarians: Aristarchus of Samothrace on the Iliad
It follows the video through 17 paintings and sculptures which feature in the six-minute clip, going from the monumental white Greek marble "Nike of Samothrace" to Marie Benoist's "Portrait of a Negress".
It's over 650,000 square feet and has a lot of important artwork that can be enjoyed in peace, like the sculptures Venus de Milo and Nike of Samothrace.
'A racing car whose hood is adorned with great pipes, like serpents of explosive breath-a roaring car that seems to ride on grapeshot is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.'
The most acclaimed sculpture in the world is the headless winged statue of another woman; the Nike of Samothrace. Statues of the most famous Egyptian Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut had their heads lopped off.
(20) Pushkin either did not know that Bulgarin was the author of the article in question or did not wish to polemicize with him directly, preferring instead to respond to an anonymous modern Aristarchus (of Samothrace rather than Samos, of course) with tongue planted firmly in cheek.
"It is a piece conceived for a specific place in the Louvre with beautiful steos, and on the top the ancient Greek Sculpture Victoire de Samothrace," he says.
Fragments of the Phidian frieze of the Parthenon decorate the architrave, while a winged headless figure rises on either side of the curtain: Nike of Samothrace and the one sculpted by Paeonius for the Doric temple of Olympia consecrated to Zeus.
Why It's Must See: Two of the museum's great ladies, 'Venus de Milo' and 'Winged Victory of Samothrace', are Hellenistic masterpieces.