from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Troy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. another name of Troy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The dorsal one of the three principal bones comprising either lateral half of the pelvis; the dorsal or upper part of the hip bone. See Innominate bone, under innominate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the anterior or superior bone of the pelvic arch, commonly ankylosed with the ischium and pubis at the acetabulum, and then forming a part of the os innominatum or haunch-bone, and effecting the principal or only articulation of the pelvic arch with the vertebral column, especially with the sacrum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
- n. an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
Even with the slow start, Ilium is definitely worth a read for SF fans.
Troy, anciently called Ilium, was the capital of Troas, in Asia.
A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery. With a Short Explanation of Some of the Principal Natural Phenomena. For the Use of Schools and Families. Enlarged and Revised Edition.
Mark thought of all this with vague simultaneity at the moment the thought "Ilium" occurred to him.
He does not in the Odyssey maintain so high a pitch as in those poems of Ilium.
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Designed by Designers Damaris&Marc Design Studio from Barcelona the Ilium Chair combines plastic and wood to create a piece inspired in a female human pelvis bone.
"Drood" is the new novel by Dan Simmons, mastermind behind many prestigious award-winning novels, such as Hyperion (one of my all-time favorites), Ilium, Carrion Comfort, Song of Kali and others.
The Ilium/Olympos duology examines a world where mankind has given into to the temptation to play Gods, where humans have evolvedphysially into ‘post-humans’ technologically capable of terraforming Mars and transporting the Greek/Troy war and warriors from the past onto that terraformed battlefield.
After reading the extraordinary Ilium, which ended after several hundred pages with more questions left, I was concerned that the sequel Olympos would not live up to the high bar Mr. Simmons set.
Spoilers after the break for the ending of Ilium. (more …)