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An ancient city of Lycia in present-day southwest Turkey. It was besieged and taken by the Persians (c. 546 bc) and the Romans (c. 42 bc). Both times the residents destroyed the city before surrendering.
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(Placename) the chief city of ancient Lycia in SW Asia Minor: source of some important antiquities
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(ˈzæn θəs)

an ancient city of Lycia, in SW Asia Minor.
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He was owned by two masters in succession, both inhabitants of Samos, Xanthus and Jadmon, the latter of whom gave him his liberty as a reward for his learning and wit.
Sarpedon and Glaucus led the Lycians from their distant land, by the eddying waters of the Xanthus.
Now Xanthus and Gorgus, son of Midas the king, heard his epics and invited him to compose a epitaph for the tomb of their father on which was a bronze figure of a maiden bewailing the death of Midas.
Lundberg held roles of increasing responsibility in drug development and medical affairs at Xanthus (acquired by Antisoma), Wyeth (now Pfizer) and Genzyme.
After she attacks her aristocratic new owner, he gives her to one of his prized slaves, a top gladiator named Xanthus. To her surprise, Xanthus doesn't touch her.
cepacia1 -- AAA50466.1 Vibrio cholerae 12129(1) EEN99655 Rhodoferax ferrireducens T118 WP_011465630.1 Myxococcus xanthus -- WP_011555480.1 Chromobacterium violaceum ATCC12472 NP_902384.1 C.
Along the way, she is given as a tribute to Xanthus, a strangely tenderhearted gladiator who is the Champion of Rome, who hides a dark secret.
Shimkets, "Lipolytic enzymes in Myxococcus xanthus," Journal of Bacteriology, vol.
This host facing us is made up and composed of people from diverse nations: here are those who drink the sweet waters of the famous Xanthus...
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Thus, in the fifth century B.C., we find Xanthus of Lydia (who had lived under Persian occupation) reporting that "when a man wants to take another man's wife as his own, he does so without force or secrecy but with mutual consent and approval." The medieval heresiographer al-Baghdadi described an Iranian religious group, the Khurramis (from khurram din, or "joyous religion"), as permitting any pleasure, no matter how abominable, provided it did not harm others.