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Evagoras

(ĭvăg`ərəs), d. c.374 B.C., despot of Cyprus. Exiled in his youth, he returned (411 B.C.) and made good his claim as ruler of Salamis. By 410 B.C. he had spread his control over the whole island. Friendly to Athens, he sought to bring Athenian culture to Cyprus, partly by giving refuge to exiled Athenians (notably Conon). Evagoras built a powerful fleet and with it harried the mainland (under Persian control). After the Peace of Antalcidas (386 B.C., see Corinthian WarCorinthian War
(395 B.C.–86 B.C.), armed conflict between Corinth, Argos, Thebes, and Athens on one side and Sparta on the other. Angered by Sparta's tyrannical overlordship in Greece after the Peloponnesian War, several Greek states took advantage of Sparta's involvement
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), he lost all Greek support and found himself alone in war with Persia. Artaxerxes IIArtaxerxes II,
d. 358 B.C., king of ancient Persia (404–358 B.C.), son and successor of Darius II. He is sometimes called in Greek Artaxerxes Mnemon [the thoughtful]. Early in his reign Cyrus the Younger attempted to assassinate him and seize the throne.
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 defeated him in 381 B.C. and destroyed his fleet. Given easy peace terms, Evagoras kept at least nominal rule of the island. Isocrates wrote an encomium of him.
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Periander the tyrant of Ambracia also lost his life by a conspiracy, for some improper liberties he took with a boy in his cups: and Philip was slain by Pausanias for neglecting to revenge him of the affront he had received from Attains; as was Amintas the Little by Darda, for insulting him on account of his age; and the eunuch by Evagoras the Cyprian in revenge for having taken his son's wife away from him ....
The Island Club, in collaboration with the Limassol International Documentary Festival, presents Some Letters by Eric Baudelaire, a two-part exhibition comprising of a film projection and three works of written correspondence, taking place first in The Island Club in July and then moving to the Evagoras Lanitis Centre in August.
This year's "Maritime Cyprus" opened at the Evagoras Lanitis Centre on Monday, aptly titled "Yesterday's World, Tomorrow's Today", where President Nicos Anastasiades highlighted the important role shipping plays in the recovery of the Cyprus economy and promotion of the island in general.
Lack of compensation by final instar larvae of the myrmecophilous lycaenid butterfly, Jalmenus evagoras, for the loss of nutrients to ants.
The volume opens with Takis Poulakos' artful consideration of Isocrates' work on Evagoras (a King of Cyprus who died in 374 B.C.) as an early biographical work.
Isocrates' speech in praise of Evagoras blended hymns, ritual, and advice literature and exemplifies the hybrid nature of early epideictic texts.
The graduates were Kamran Ahmed, Zain Al Ansari, Aicha Al Bahri, Zeina Al Hajjar, Faris Al Hussaini, Sara Al Yush, Neha Ali, Samer Almaz, Hunter Boyett, Evagoras Christou, Jad El Hajj, Omar Elmenofy, Ameera Ghulam, Isabel Gilbert, Sandra Ibrahim, Tatiana Ibrahim, Jayasundera Ornella Piyum, Amanda Johnson, Dinesh Kannan, Juhi Kewalram, Ashhad Khan, Bhagyata Kinger, Kevin Koshy, Jamie Love, Assd Malik, Salr Malik, Jean Marc Marais, Ali Mohammed, Leen Nasr, Megan Owen, Adrian Perera, Ella Powell, Christopher Robertson, Benjamin Rodney, Ian Schenk, Saffiya Shaikh, Faris Tangastani, Thirumalachary Sumanth, Roger Trow and Gershom Vacarizas.
At the edge of the municipal gardens is a statue of Evagoras Pallikarides, a young member of an anti-British nationalist group.