Apollonia


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Apollonia

(ăpəlō`nēə) [Gr.,=of Apollo], name of several ancient Greek towns. The most important was a port in Illyria on the Adriatic. It was founded by Corinthians and was later a Greek and a Roman intellectual center. Julius Caesar used it as a base. Octavian (later AugustusAugustus
, 63 B.C.–A.D. 14, first Roman emperor, a grandson of the sister of Julius Caesar. Named at first Caius Octavius, he became on adoption by the Julian gens (44 B.C.) Caius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian); Augustus was a title of honor granted (27 B.C.
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) received news of Julius Caesar's death while stationed at Apollonia. Among the other towns of this name, there was one in Thrace on the Aegean (a town famous for a large statue of Apollo), one in N Sicily, and another in Chalcidice (Khalkidhikí).
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Well then," returned the bachelor, "don't be uneasy, but go home in peace; get me ready something hot for breakfast, and while you are on the way say the prayer of Santa Apollonia, that is if you know it; for I will come presently and you will see miracles.
Woe is me," cried the housekeeper, "is it the prayer of Santa Apollonia you would have me say?
And then, turning to the housekeeper, he said, "Mistress housekeeper may just as well give over saying the prayer of Santa Apollonia, for I know it is the positive determination of the spheres that Senor Don Quixote shall proceed to put into execution his new and lofty designs; and I should lay a heavy burden on my conscience did I not urge and persuade this knight not to keep the might of his strong arm and the virtue of his valiant spirit any longer curbed and checked, for by his inactivity he is defrauding the world of the redress of wrongs, of the protection of orphans, of the honour of virgins, of the aid of widows, and of the support of wives, and other matters of this kind appertaining, belonging, proper and peculiar to the order of knight-errantry.
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.
Finalists at Miss West Yorkshire in their eco-dresses are, from left, Apollonia Llewellyn, Zoe Bradbrook, Beth Cowdell, |Kelly Mack, Georgina Bowden, Alice Armitage, Rosanna Senior and Abbey Halliwell
Dutch company Shell has completed the drilling of three vertical wells through limestone layers in the Apollonia field in the Western Desert, to collect necessary information for the design of horizontal wells and methods of hydraulic fracturing, where expenditures are estimated at $4.
We also love the octopus (a huge trend) at Fins, Pino's, El Greco Cafe, Cassariano, Apollonia Grill and Blu Kouzina.
From the legendary Antonis Xylouris -- widely known as Psarantonis -- to his son, the famous lute player and singer George Xylouris -- nicknamed Psarogiorgis -- and his three children, Nikos, Antonis and Apollonia studying in Australia, the family members are about to take to the stage.
Also, Apollonia, Antigonea, Voskopoja are remnants of a past filled with culture and significance, and have a major archaeological potential.
When I catch up with him at home in France, he has just completed a [euro]ve-month tour with Apollonia - the DJ supergroup he formed acouple of years ago with fellow Parisian DJs his pals Dyed Soundorom and Shonky.
Toothache gets St Apollonia and headaches are covered by St Teresa of Avila.
The Royal Apollonia in Limassol has accommodation at 79 euros per person in a superior room, with dinner, breakfast and a bottle of wine.