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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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Founded in 2010 by the local Culture and Art Society of Knidos, the academy and its annual symposium have hosted artists from over 50 countries to date.
In his essay, "Aphrodites of Knidos," he writes: "Life is such that the mutually created should love one another.
Moreover, a ceramic piece and a bowl cover from the Knidos ancient city of Turkey's southwestern Datca town, which was smuggled to Britain in 1971, was delivered back to the Turkish embassy in London in June 2010.
They report on such matters as the origin of the name Ionian, old and new evidence of contacts and interactions between Rhodes and Cyprus, East Greek and Cypriote ceramics of the Archaic period, comparing the standing draped female figure in the Archaic art of Cyprus and the Eastern Aegean, Cypriote terracottas from Miletus, limestone figurines recently found at the Archaic sanctuary of Apollo in the territory of Knidos, and Ionian styles in Cypriote sculpture of the sixth century BC.
By possessing "a certain Greek," she made him defile Venus's statue on Knidos, leaving behind "a certain stain between the apples," that is, leaving the famous memento of his masturbation on the idol's buttocks.
Purchased by the city of Knidos in the mid-4th century BCE, the sculpture served as a cult statue in the Temple of Aphrodite Euploia (Figure 1).
But the Jenkins Venus carried the day since it reflected the Ancient Greek ideal inspired by the famous Aphrodite of Knidos, created by Praxiteles in the fourth century BC.
The first Torus telescope to use the RGR encoder is going to the Greek island of Kefolonia, where it will split its duties between education and research at the Knidos observatory on Mount Ainos.
You can look up Sostratos of Knidos (the chap who built the great lighthouse at Alexandria), Sir C.
Recently, a number of scholars, male and female, feminist and non-feminist, have addressed themselves anew to the Aphrodite of Knidos, one of Greece's most famous statues, not least because she seems to be the first monumental statue of a nude woman, whether mortal or divine.