American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient country on the Ionian Sea in present-day northwest Greece and southern Albania. It flourished in the 3rd century B.C. and was later a Roman province. An independent state after A.D. 1204, Epirus was conquered by the Turks in the 15th century.
- n. A region presently in northwestern Greece and southern Albania (known as Northern Epirus). It contains Arta, Ioannina, Preveza and Thesprotia.
- n. A larger historical kingdom based there, widely extended by the proverbial king Pyrrhus
- n. One of the 13 peripheries (administrative regions) of modern Greece
- n. an ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC; located in northwestern Greece and southern Albania
- From Latin Epirus, from Ancient Greek Ἤπειρος (Ḗpeiros, "mainland"). (Wiktionary)
“-- This Epistle seems to have been written from Corinth [Birks], subsequently to his first imprisonment, when Paul was on his way to Nicopolis (Tit 3: 12) in Epirus, where he purposed passing the winter, shortly before his martyrdom, A.D.”
“Nicopolis (Tit 3: 12) in Epirus, in the winter, on a double charge, first, of being one of the Christians who had conspired, it was alleged by Nero's partisans, to set fire to Rome, A.D. 64; secondly, of introducing a novel and unlawful religion.”
“(Tit 3: 12) in Epirus, where he had intended to winter; a place in which, as being a Roman colony, he would be free from tumultuary violence, and yet would be more open to a direct attack from foes in the metropolis, Rome.”
“Albania, otherwise called Epirus, who commonly serue the Venetians both on horsebacke and foot, very skilfull and painfull.”
“Nicopolis -- "the city of victory," called so from the battle of Actium, in Epirus.”
“Albanois [Footnote: Albanois souldiers, souldiers of Albania, otherwise called Epirus, who commonly serue the Venetians both on horsebacke and foot, very skilfull and painfull.] souldiers, who as well on foot as on horsebacke, shewed always notable courage and manhood.”
“[on foot] by Philippi through Macedonia, and on to that part of Epirus which is near Epidamnus; and finding a ship in one of the seaports, he sailed over the Adriatic Sea, and entering from it on the Tyrrhene, he passed by the various islands and cities, until, when Puteoli came in sight, he was eager there to disembark, having a desire to tread in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul.”
“Philip therefore decided to give his own daughter to Alexander of Epirus in marriage.”
“The head of the royal house of Epirus, Arybbas, had no daughters available and had already married his eldest niece himself, but his younger niece was still unmarried.”
“Months passed while Philip fumed in Pella and Alexander brooded in Epirus, then moved on to stay with friends in Illyria.”
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