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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.
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.
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.
This controversy was heightened in Plato's lifetime, when, in the aftermath of a decisive defeat of Sparta by the Boeotians at Leuktra in 371, the larger portion of them, the Messenians, finally achieved their collective freedom and established themselves as free Greek citizens of the restored (as they saw it) free city of Messene.
The chief sin of these false executors is to keep for themselves the money set aside to buy masses for the soul of the deceased; in Mannyng's added gloss on a story from the Manuel, for example, the executors hired "noper messene boke / For to synge ne for to rede.
Trabucco, `La polemica di Aristocle di Messene contro Protagoro e Epicuro,' Atti della Accademia delle Scienze di Torino 93 (1958-59), 473-515, and `La polemica di Aristocle di Messene contro lo Scetticismo e Aristippo e i Cirenaici,' Rivista critica di storia della filosofia 15 (1960), 115-40.
Ports of call include Athens, Messene, Olympia, Delphi and the Greek islands of Kos, Santorini, Delos, and Mykonos.
It is thought Euhemerus was born at Messina, though some claim he was born at Chios, Tegea, or Messene in the Peloponnesus.