Definitions

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  • adj. An architectural term for a large hall, which faced the north, with a prospect towards the gardens; the windows of this hall opened down to the ground, so that the green verdure could be seen by those lying on the couches.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the people and place of Cyzicus (an ancient classical city).

Etymologies

Derived from Latin (architecture) cyzicenus by Vitruvius; from the city of Cyzicus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While the Chians and Tissaphernes were pursuing their common object, Calligitus the son of Laophon, a Megarian, and Timagoras the son of Athenagoras, a Cyzicene, both exiles from their own country, who were residing at the court of Pharnabazus the son of

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Megarian, and Timagoras, son of Athenagoras, a Cyzicene, both of them exiles from their country and living at the court of

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • In the same winter the twenty-seven ships equipped by the Spartans for Pharnabazus through the agency of the Megarian Calligeitus, and the Cyzicene Timagoras, put out from the Peloponnesus and sailed for Ionia about the time of the solstice, under the command of Antisthenes, a Spartiate.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • And he left for his wife twenty minae and thirty Cyzicene staters.

    The Orations of Lysias

  • While the Chians and Tissaphernes thus joined to effect the same object, about the same time Calligeitus, son of Laophon, a Megarian, and Timagoras, son of Athenagoras, a Cyzicene, both of them exiles from their country and living at the court of Pharnabazus, son of

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • By comparing the present remains with the precepts of Vitruvius, the several parts of the building, the baths, bed-chamber, the atrium, the basilica, and the Cyzicene, Corinthian, and Egyptian halls have been described with some degree of precision, or at least of probability.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 1

  • Cyzicene, Corinthian, and Egyptian halls have been described with some degree of precision, or at least of probability.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • ... than in watching a damned lieutenant with three plumes and military cloak of crimson, very livid indeed; he calls it the real Sardian purple, but if he ever has to fight in this cloak he'll dye it another colour, the real Cyzicene yellow, he the first to run away, shaking his plumes like a buff hippalectryon, and I am left to do the real work.

    Peace

  • Such apartments have fine entrance courts with imposing front doors of their own; the colonnades of the peristyles are decorated with polished stucco in relief and plain, and with coffered ceilings of woodwork; off the colonnades that face the north they have Cyzicene dining rooms and picture galleries; to the east, libraries; exedrae to the west; and to the south, large square rooms of such generous dimensions that four sets of dining couches can easily be arranged in them, with plenty of room for serving and for the amusements.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

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