American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient city of Egypt in the Nile River delta southeast of Alexandria. Greek colonists probably settled here in the seventh century B.C.
“In a further division of power, the African coast west of Egypt and the Arabian regions around the Sinai peninsula were given to separate administrators, the latter to a Greek from the colony of Naucratis named Cleomenes.”
“But instead of taking the eastern branch back to Pelusium, the little fleet headed down the westernmost branch, known as the Canopic, toward the Greek trading post at Naucratis.”
“The sleepy little port of Naucratis would simply not do for such a vision.”
“The wine that led me on this merry chase through my iTunes library was the 2008 Scholium Project Naucratis from the Slough Vineyards in Clarksburg $20 in the Spring 2009 allocation; previous vintages available online for $23-$28.”
“Miletus also had a trading station at Naucratis, the Greek emporium on the Nile delta founded circa 650 B.C.”
“Try the Prince in His Caves from the rocky Farina Vineyard ($$$) in Sonoma as a good example, and the Naucratis ($$) for a compelling Verdelho.”
“SOCRATES: At the Egyptian city of Naucratis, there was a famous old god, whose name was Theuth; the bird which is called the Ibis is sacred to him, and he was the inventor of many arts, such as arithmetic and calculation and geometry and astronomy and draughts and dice, but his great discovery was the use of letters.”
“Naucratis from the sea and from Canobos, you will go by Anthylla and the city called after Archander.”
“Naucratis to Memphis the passage is then close by the pyramids, whereas the usual passage is not the same even here,324 but goes by the point of the Delta and the city of Kercasoros; while if you sail over the plain to”
“Moreover Amasis became a lover of the Hellenes; and besides other proofs of friendship which he gave to several among them, he also granted the city of Naucratis for those of them who came to”
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