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see ÁrtaÁrta
, formerly Ambracia
, city (1991 pop. 21,286), capital of Árta prefecture, W Greece, in Epirus, near the mouth of the Arachtus River. It is a trading and shipping center for agricultural goods including cotton, grain, citrus fruits, almonds, and
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References in classic literature ?
By little and little, I mean by this, that very often great alterations silently take place in the form of government from people's overlooking small matters; as at Ambracia, where the census was originally small, but at last became nothing at all, as if a little and nothing at all were nearly or entirely alike.
Paul, "to be dissolved, to be with Jesus Christ." And Cleombrotus of Ambracia threw himself into the sea because his reading of Plato's Phaedo had given him such a strong desire for the life to come.
(58) This meant that the entire north coast of the Corinthian Gulf from Naupactus to Ambracia, with the minor exception of Molycreion, was hostile to Corinth.
Coin was in Ambracia The caelator's son, named Pythagora.
(Livy 32.16.17,34.52.4-5); the sack of Ambracia by Fulvius Nobilior in 187 B.C.
After this fleeting reference to Cleombrotus, Plato does not mention him again in the Phaedo or any other dialogue; and yet in later antiquity a certain Cleombrotus of Ambracia rose to fame in connection with the Phaedo.
Demosthenes' success in routing their combined armies - and incidentally discrediting Sparta, and so weakening Ambracia that even the victorious Acarnanians took alarm at this display of overwhelming Athenian power - is one of the brightest episodes of his career.