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Cnidus

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Cnidos

(both: nī`dəs), ancient Greek city of Caria, SW Asia Minor, on Cape Krio, in present SW Asian Turkey. It was partly on the peninsula and partly on an island that had been created by cutting through the peninsula. One of the cities of the Dorian Hexapolis, it sought to maintain its independence but fell (540 B.C.) under Persian rule. It had a large trade, particularly in wine, and was also noted for its medical school and other institutions of learning. One of the most famous statues of the ancient world, Aphrodite by Praxiteles, was there. In the waters off Cnidus the Athenians under Conon defeated the Spartans under Pisander in 394 B.C. Cnidus retained its importance in Roman times and is mentioned in the Bible (Acts 27.7; 1 Mac. 15.23).
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36) On the Aphrodite of Cnidos in Constantinople see Mango (1963: 58); Guberti Bassett (2000: 8-9, 13-14); Bassett (2004: 232-233).
because it describes Cnidos as prosperous and the Lydian coast as depressed and fails to mention the earthquakes that damaged Cnidos in Lucian's time.
They employed Greek doctors and medical writers, and extended hospitality to such renowned intellectuals as Eudoxos of Cnidos, the astronomer and mathematician (Hornblower, 336-337).
It is possible he chose this city as his heroes' homeland because it was part of the novelistic tradition or, like Cnidos, Samos and Rhodos, part of the religious tradition.
possibly at Cnidos if one could still find there the divinely naked Aphrodite of Praxiteles, - but otherwise one must look for force to the Goddesses of Indian Mythology.
AD 190), one of the chief sources outlining the beliefs of the Sceptics, the author refers to the travel writings of a cynic philosopher, Eudoxus of Cnidos (fl.
One is reminded of the Aphrodite of Cnidos in Pseudo-Lucian's Amores, a text perhaps written not much after Pausanias in the late second or third century A.
by Agatharchides, a native of Cnidos in southwestern Anatolia, who was resident in Ptolemaic Egypt as secretary to a prominent official of the court.
Artemidorus of Cnidos, a teacher of rhetoric who tries to warn Caesar to beware of the conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius.
the Aphrodite of Cnidos (50)), it may seem a highly distasteful notion, evoking not so much the artistic creativity of Ovid's Pygmalion as the functionality of a life-size rubber doll.