American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient region of northeast Libya bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. It was colonized by the Greeks in the seventh century B.C. and became a Roman province in the first century B.C.
“Under Ottoman rule until 1911, the eastern Libya region was known as Cyrenaica, named for a mythological Greek maiden whose favorite sport, according to lore, was killing lions barehanded.”
“Before unification of the state, the east was known as Cyrenaica and the west as Tripolitania.”
“Gesenius de Inscriptione Phoenicio-Graeca in Cyrenaica nuper reperta, Halle, 1825.”
“He also confirmed that the eastern half of Libya, known as Cyrenaica, was no longer under Gadhafi's control.”
“The Senussis' success in eastern Libya—a region known as Cyrenaica—partly explains why the Italians struggled as colonial ruler there from 1911 until World War II.”
“No one asks "is that why Libya was divided for centuries into an Eastern region called Cyrenaica with its capital at Benghazi and a Western region called Tripolitania with its capital at Tripoli?”
“Flags were to be flown at half mast to mark the Italian declaration of war against Turkey and the occupation of the regions historically known as Cyrenaica and Tripolitania on the Mediterranean coast.”
“Cyrene the principal city of that part of northern Africa which was sufficiently called Cyrenaica, lying between Carthage and Egypt, and corresponding with the modern Tripoli.”
“The region, known as Cyrenaica, was an Italian colony and the heartland of the Senussi tribe that produced the monarch, King Idris I, who was overthrown by Colonel Qaddafi and his army colleagues in 1969.”
“There was anciently a Phoenician colony called Cyrenaica, or "Libya, about”
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