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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient Ionian Greek city of western Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea in present-day Turkey. It was an important maritime state c. 1000 to 600 B.C. but declined after a Persian siege in 540.

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  • Geographical Index of his last and learned French translator, M. Larcher (tom.vii. p. 299.)] 78 Phocaea is not enumerated by

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Nemo Ramjet's post reminded me of the Greek houses that I had photographed in the summer of 2006 near Foça ancient Phocaea or Phokaia in western Turkey.

    Greek Houses of Foça: still standing after all these years

  • Phocaea, and there taking their midday meal, sailed past the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • There, being detained eight days by the weather, they spoiled and destroyed part of the property of the Clazomenians which had been deposited in the islands, and, taking part on board, they sailed away to Phocaea and

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • He was himself carried to Phocaea and Cymè, and the remainder of the fleet put into the islands, Marathussa, Pelè, and Drymussa, which lie off Clazomenae.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Samos and the shady hills of Ida, in Scyros and Phocaea and the high hill of Autocane and fair-lying Imbros and smouldering Lemnos and rich Lesbos, home of Macar, the son of Aeolus, and Chios, brightest of all the isles that lie in the sea, and craggy Mimas and the heights of Corycus and gleaming Claros and the sheer hill of Aesagea and watered Samos and the steep heights of Mycale, in

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • The year following is the year in which the temple of Athena, in Phocaea, was struck by lightning and set on fire. 17 With the cessation of winter, in early spring, the Athenians set sail with the whole of their force to Proconnesus, and thence advanced upon Chalcedon and

    Hellenica

  • Peloponnesians began towards Chios, though a very considerable body of them made for Phocaea, whilst the Athenians sailed back again to

    Hellenica

  • This order being disregarded, Astyochus made an attack upon the town, which was unwalled, and having failed to take it was himself carried off by a strong gale to Phocaea and Cuma, while the rest of the ships put in at the islands adjacent to Clazomenae — Marathussa, Pele, and

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Here they were detained eight days by the winds, and, plundering and consuming all the property of the Clazomenians there deposited, put the rest on shipboard and sailed off to Phocaea and

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

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