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(Placename) a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: site of a Minoan settlement and of the volcano that ended Minoan civilization on Crete. Pop: 13 402 (2001). Also called: Santoríni Modern Greek name: Thíra
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or Thi•ra

(ˈθɪər ə)

a Greek island in the S Aegean, in the Cyclades group. 30 sq. mi. (78 sq. km).
Also called Santorin, Santorini.
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Nor are those things which we have already mentioned alone sufficient to describe these states; for since there are many species both of a democracy and an oligarchy, the matter requires further consideration; as we cannot admit, that if a few persons who are free possess the supreme power over the many who are not free, that this government is a democracy: as in Apollonia, in Ionia, and in Thera: for in each of these cities the honours of the state belong to some few particular families, who first founded the colonies.
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The violent eruption of the Aegean island of Thera (or Santorini) about 3,500 years ago left an important legacy not only for geologists but for archaeologists as well, because it buried a number of developing Bronze Age settlements on the island and is thought to have wiped out the Minoan civilization on Crete, to the south.
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Madagama Shri Dammananda Thera clarified that on Thursday the decision taken by the Karaka Maha Sangha Sabha of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters that there was no need for a new constitution or for any amendments was made with the full 'approval' and 'knowledge' of the Mahanayake Theras of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters.
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