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  • n. Plural form of Ionian.

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Examples

  • The best proof of this the speaker himself furnished, when he called the Ionians eternal enemies of the Dorians.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The best proof of this the speaker himself furnished, when he called the Ionians eternal enemies of the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • 2 The best proof of this the speaker himself furnished, when he called the Ionians eternal enemies of the Dorians.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • The Ionians were the same branch of Greeks as the Athenians, though the Ephesians did not always support their kindred in war.

    Alexander the Great

  • Delay not, therefore, to assist Potidaea, a Dorian city besieged by Ionians, which is quite a reversal of the order of things; nor to assert the freedom of the rest.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • During this time the Ionians were the race of Hellenes who dwelt near them in most of the places where they were; and these, having received letters by instruction of the Phenicians, changed their form slightly and so made use of them, and in doing so they declared them to be called “phenicians,” as was just, seeing that the Phenicians had introduced them into Hellas.

    The History of Herodotus

  • The Ionians were a many-sided, imaginative people.

    General History for Colleges and High Schools

  • Grecians -- literally, "Javanites," that is, the Ionians, a Greek colony on the coast of Asia Minor who were the first Greeks known to the Jews.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • As the philosophers of the first school were called Ionians from the country in which they resided, so these were named from Elea, a Greek colony of Italy.

    Handbook of Universal Literature From the Best and Latest Authorities

  • He says, that the Athenians and many other Ionians were so ashamed of that name that they wholly refused to be called Ionians; and that those who esteemed themselves the noblest among them, and who had come forth from the very Prytaneum of Athens, begat children on barbarian wives whose parents, husbands, and former children they had slain; that the women had therefore made a law among themselves, confirmed it by oath, and delivered it to be kept by their daughters, never to eat with their husbands, nor to call any of them by his name; and that the present Milesians are descended from these women.

    Essays and Miscellanies

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