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  • n. a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)

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Examples

  • This map is based on Mount Olympus from the Greek mythologies.

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  • Mile after mile across the rolling grasslands of Thessaly he rode until at last the towering mass of Mount Olympus rose before him.

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  • These youths had been tutored in the Greek language and schooled in Macedonian fighting techniques and military management until they were the equals of any lads from the hills around Mount Olympus.

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  • Dion: Sacred site in southern Macedonia at the foot of Mount Olympus.

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  • The Thessalian rebels had blocked the only road through the Vale of Tempe just south of Mount Olympus and forced the Macedonians to a halt.

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  • Most Greeks were simply unwilling to believe that barbarians from beyond Mount Olympus posed any serious threat to their way of life.

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  • To entertain his troops and ready them for the upcoming war, the king held athletic contests and festivals at Dion beneath the snows of Mount Olympus.

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  • Philip himself was present that day, a rare event, when a horse breeder from Thessaly named Philoneicus had arrived at the small town of Dion beneath Mount Olympus and asked if he could show the king his wares.

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  • But a nearby river miraculously rose, cutting off the soldiers and allowing Perdiccas and his brothers to escape to the hills of Pieria north of Mount Olympus.

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  • Macedonia: The region of modern Greece north of Mount Olympus bordered in ancient times on the east by Thrace, on the south by Thessaly, and on the west by Epirus and Illyria.

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