Helice

Helice

(hĕ`lĭsē) or

Helike

(həlēkē), ancient city of Achaea, N Peloponnesus, near the mouth of the Selinous River, 20 mi (32 km) E of Pátrai. Noted for its sanctuary of Poseidon, Helice was a seat of the First Achaean LeagueAchaean League
, confederation of cities on the Gulf of Corinth. The First Achaean League, about which little is known, was formed presumably before the 5th cent. B.C. and lasted through the 4th cent. B.C. Its purpose was mutual protection against pirates.
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. It was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 373 B.C., a fate that is said to have influenced Plato's story of AtlantisAtlantis
, in Greek legend, large island in the western sea (the Atlantic Ocean). Plato, in his dialogues the Timaeus and the Critias, tells of the high civilization that flourished there before the island was destroyed by an earthquake.
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. Its ruins and those of a 4,500-year-old Bronze Age settlement that met a similar fate were discovered in 2000 and 2001 respectively.
References in classic literature ?
As when rocks leap forth from the high peak of a great mountain, and fall on one another, and many towering oaks and pines and long-rooted poplars are broken by them as they whirl swiftly down until they reach the plain; so did they fall on one another with a great shout: and all the town of the Myrmidons, and famous Iolcus, and Arne, and Helice, and grassy Anthea echoed loudly at the voice of the two.
472-480) As for Cycnus, Ceyx buried him and the countless people who lived near the city of the glorious king, in Anthe and the city of the Myrmidons, and famous Iolcus, and Arne, and Helice: and much people were gathered doing honour to Ceyx, the friend of the blessed gods.
Those who held the strong city of Mycenae, rich Corinth and Cleonae; Orneae, Araethyrea, and Licyon, where Adrastus reigned of old; Hyperesia, high Gonoessa, and Pellene; Aegium and all the coast-land round about Helice; these sent a hundred ships under the command of King Agamemnon, son of Atreus.
The United Stated does send a team through the US Helice Association which conducts matches throughout the year to select the team.
Cada cresta es ligeramente torcida y/o helicoidal, el conjunto muestra una disposicion tipica de arrollamiento en helice (Fig.
O modelo da Helice Triplice, desenvolvido por Etzkowitz (2009), sugere que a chave para a inovacao e o crescimento de uma economia baseada no conhecimento esta na interacao entre a universidade, industria e governo.
To distant Helice his tail extends, In glittering folds round Cynosyra bends.
Andrew Lloyd, from Stiperstones near Shrewsbury, will lead the team made up of three men, three women, three veterans and three juniors, into the Italian Grand Prix for Helice shooting in Sicily.