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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Delos, a small island in the Ægean sea, the reputed birthplace of Apollo and Artemis (Diana), and the seat in antiquity of one of the most famous sanctuaries of Apollo.

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  • The challenge that the god set—that is, given a cube, construct a second cube that has twice the volume—is called the Delian problem, and it is one of the three classic problems of antiquity that cannot be solved by Euclidean tools.

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  • The new alliance is known as the Delian League because its members at first conducted their deliberations and established their treasury on the small centrally located island of Delos, an ancient Ionian sanctuary sacred to Apollo.

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  • Under the guidance of Aristides, the old rival of Themistocles, [9] the allies formed a union known as the Delian

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  • A central figure in the confederation known as the Delian League. encomia

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  • An account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens).

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  • But nature abhors a vacuum, and Andrew Davis, John Wilson, Martyn Brabbins and Mark Elder have all recently demonstrated their Delian credentials.

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  • The first published origami proof of the Delian problem was by a Japanese mathematician in 1980; and angle trisection followed, by an American in 1986.

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  • The Delian problem can be rephrased as the challenge to create a cube whose sides are —the cube root of two—times the side of a given cube.

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  • BCE Athenian statesman and general and founder of the Delian League, which eventually became the Athenian Empire.

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  • The ensuing Delian League, which was founded in 478 BCE, was rooted in Athenian naval power and in the leadership of Aristides over

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