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Messene

(mĕsē`nē), ancient city, central Messenia (now Messinías prov.), Greece. It was founded (c.369 B.C.) under Theban auspices to be a capital and fort for the Messenians, whom the battle of Leuctra had just freed from the Spartans. The ruins, notably of the city walls dating from the 4th cent. B.C., are well preserved. Modern Messíni is at some distance.

Messene

an ancient Greek city in the SW Peloponnese: founded in 369 bc as the capital of Messenia
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[USA], Jul 12 ( ANI ): An ancient storage room and three stone rows discovered at the Messene Theatre in Greece are singing a different tune on the complex structures that were used 2,000 years ago.
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Rejecting Klaros' offer to help her commit suicide before their hopeless last stand, she hides, escapes the Spartans after the deaths of the other Helots, and travels to Messene, where 'nine months later' (5.23) she gives birth to twins, named Klaros and Terpander.
Euhemerism is a Hellenistically-influenced approach inspired by and derived from the work of the fourth century BCE Greek scholar Euhemerus of Messene who rationalised the question of religious worship, myth, and history.
The supply of liquid fuels for traffic needs of motorized equipment of the City of Messina and legal persons of the municipality Messene, but also of heating their buildings.
But when Messene was actually carved out of the Lacedemonian state in 369 BCE, those traditions seem to have been deliberately sacrificed to a new toaster narrative that was preferable to the new polity: that of a previously enslaved tribe that had fought for its independence ever since the so-called First Messenian War.
Svavarsson pays a special attention to the central piece of evidence for Pyrrho's views, a passage from the Peripatetic philosopher Aristocles of Messene, which is usually read in two opposing ways, presenting Pyrrho either as an advocate of the metaphysical thesis of the indeterminacy of things, or as a sceptic who insists that we cannot decide how things really are.
X Heliconius melpomene bellula (Turner) X X Heliconius melpomene malleti (Lamas) X X Heliconius numata aristiona (Hewitson) X Heliconius numata euphone (Felder) X Heliconius numata messene (Felder) X Laparus doris doris (Linnaeus) X X Neruda aoede bartletti (Druce) X X Philaethria dido dido (Linnaeus) X Ithomiinae Aeria eurimedia (Cramer) * X Athesis acrisione deflavata (Niepelt) X Brevoleria aelia (Hewitson) * X Dircenna adina xanthophane (Hoppffer) X X Forbestra proceris ssp.
ABOVE: Allan's book; right, the author, and below: part of the city of Messene, built below Mount Ithome, a site claimed as the birthplace of Zeus, with its gymnasium dedicated to Hercules, Hermes and Theseus LOST WORLD: The heart of Arcadia and a site of temples to Apollo, Aphrodite and Artemis where a stone throne still stands in an ancient theatre
She has published extensively on Jewish-American literature and is the author of Bernard Malamud (Paris: Belin, 1999), Moon Palace de Paul Auster ou la strategie de l'ecart (Paris: Messene, 1996) and Regards sur la fiction breve de Cynthia Ozick (Paris: l'Harmattan, 1996).
"The Sanctuary of Demeter and the Dioscouri at Messene," in Ancient Greek Cult Practice from the Archaeological Evidence.
As well as the ancient Greek theatres of Messene and Dionysus, they include the Paris Opera, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, and Sir Christopher Wren's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.