Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient region of the western coast of Asia Minor in present-day Turkey. It was made up of a group of cities founded by the Aeolians c. 1100 BC.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of the family Æolididæ (which see). Also spelled Eolis, as originally by Cuvier, 1798.

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  • proper noun historical An area of Ancient Greece that comprised the west and northwestern region of Asia Minor, mostly along the coast, and also several offshore islands (particularly Lesbos), where the Aeolian Greek city-states were located.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Αἰολίς (Aiolis).

Examples

  • Peloponnesus, retired into the country of Aeolis, which is now called by the names of the towns Calydon and Pleuron, and to other places in the neighbourhood; also to Proschium in Aetolia.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Meanwhile Eurylochus and his companions, finding that this force had entered and that it was impossible to storm the town, withdrew, not to Peloponnese, but to the country once called Aeolis, and now Calydon and Pleuron, and to the places in that neighbourhood, and Proschium in Aetolia; the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Aegean Sea, about 70 miles north of Smyrna, in the district anciently called Aeolis, and also Mysia.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Meanwhile Eurylochus and his companions, finding that this force had entered and that it was impossible to storm the town, withdrew, not to Peloponnese, but to the country once called Aeolis, and now Calydon and Pleuron, and to the places in that neighbourhood, and Proschium in Aetolia; the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • [5] Meanwhile Eurylochus and his companions, finding that this force had entered and that it was impossible to storm the city, withdrew, not to the Peloponnesus, but to the country once called Aeolis and now Calydon and Pleuron, and to the places in that neighborhood and Proschium in Aetolia; [6] because the Ambraciots had come and urged them to combine with them in attacking Amphilochian Argos and the rest of Amphilochia and Acarnania; affirming that the conquest of these countries would bring all the continent into alliance with Sparta.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • [5] Meanwhile Eurylochus and his companions, finding that this force had entered and that it was impossible to storm the city, withdrew, not to the Peloponnesus, but to the country once called Aeolis and now Calydon and Pleuron, and to the places in that neighborhood and Proschium in Aetolia; [6] because the Ambraciots had come and urged them to combine with them in attacking Amphilochian Argos and the rest of Amphilochia and Acarnania; affirming that the conquest of these countries would bring all the continent into alliance with Sparta.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Secondly, Hesiod claims that his father — if not he himself — came from Aeolis and settled in Boeotia.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Aeolis, where he was a seafaring trader and, perhaps, also a farmer.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • This district of Aeolis belonged to Pharnabazus,140 but had been held as a satrapy under him by a Dardanian named Zenis whilst he was alive; but when Zenis fell sick and died, Pharnabazus made preparation to give the satrapy to another.

    Hellenica

  • After an early education in geometry and astronomy in his native Pitanê (in Aeolis, the northwest Aegean coast of modern Turkey),

    Arcesilaus

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