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Lamía

(lämē`ä, lā`mēə), city (1991 pop. 44,084), capital of Fthiótis prefecture, E central Greece. It is a transportation hub and an agricultural center. Founded about the 5th cent. B.C., it was the chief city of the small region of Malis and developed as an ally of Athens. It gave its name to the Lamian War (323–322 B.C.), waged by the confederate Greeks against Antipater, the Macedonian general, who took refuge in the city and was besieged there for several months. Antipater conquered (322 B.C.) the confederates at Crannon, near Larissa. Lamía was known as Zituni from the 10th to the 19th cent.

Lamia

(lā`mēə), in Greek mythology, grief-crazed woman whose name was used to frighten children. Her own children were killed by Hera, who was jealous of Zeus' love for her; thereafter Lamia, out of envy for happy mothers, stole and killed the children of others. In later legend, the name Lamia was also used for a woman who lured a youth to his destruction.

Lamia

 

a city in central Greece, near the Gulf of Maliakos in the Aegean Sea, administrative center of the nome (department) of Phthiotis. Population, 37,800 (1971). The major activities are tobacco and cotton processing and the production of rugs. Lamia was founded in the fifth century B.C.

Lamia

female spirit in serpent form; devours children. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 146; Br. Lit.: “Lamia” in Benét, 563]

Lamia

scaly, four-legged, hermaphrodite creature. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 260–262]
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Hansen 1986: 36, who argues that Diodorus is correct, and Sekunda, who argues that at the beginning of the Lamian War there were only 21,000 citizens in all.
In the preface to the 1883 edition of the novel, Holmes tried to underplay his heroine's association with the Lamian serpent-woman, writing that his "poor heroine found her origin, not in fable or romance, but in a physiological conception fertilized by a theological dogma" (x).
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Once again the result was failure as the Athenians lost the Lamian War, and Demosthenes committed suicide.
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Su perfume de entrepiernas sobrias penetraba cada rincon de la casa en llamas en que viviamos Alli yo siempre estaba seguro de que nada malo iba a pasarme Las noches eran noches y podiamos dormir cuando habia que hacerlo Los dias eran dias y bajo su autoridad terrible todo funcionaba perfectamente Cuando mi padre pasaba por mi lado un escalofrio me bajaba por la espalda y me sentia tan duro sus gritos lamian mis oidos y las pocas veces que lo vi desnudo el era absolutamente todo Pero solo las hermanas carnivoras podian ir hasta su cama en llamas sin temblar Solamente a ellas les estaba permitido abrirse de piernas ante su magnitud tersa y resplandeciente Yo a menudo los miraba desde la ventana en llamas llorando Ahora decidi que era mejor ir a volar con los pajaros
Era cuando "los austriacos alemanes eran conocidos por bailar el vals y por ser borrachos cantores, los rutenios eran rusos traidores disfrazados, los hungaros apestaban, los checos lamian todas las botas, y a los croatas y a los eslovacos se les llamaba corbatas y esclavos, fabricantes de cepillos y asadores de castanas, y los polacos eran todos mujeriegos y fotografos de modas".
Algunos de los paises del continente orgulloso y soberbio aun lamian las heridas por el enfrentamiento militar, pero tambien por el ideologico y politico.
There were two kings before and after Triparadeisus; and an Athenian statesman who proposed honours for the Macedonian court in the delicate years after the Lamian War would be well advised to recognise the fact.