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chalcidicum, chalcidic

1.A portico, or hall supported by columns, or any addition of like character connected with any ancient basilica; hence a similar addition to a Christian church.
2. In a Christian basilica, the narthex.
3. In ancient Roman architecture, a building for judicial functions.
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It is not because the two peoples (Unknown Words Omitted) are at enmity that the Athenians are attacking out of hostility towards one of them, but because they covet Sicily's advantages; and they showed as much recently when those of Chalcidic descent ([Unknown Words Omitted]) called them in' (4.61.3-4).
The destruction of Olynthus and the political subjection of some thirty Greek city-states of the Chalcidic peninsula sent a wave of shock and alarm through the Greek mainland.