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  • A region of ancient Macedonia. It included Mount Olympus and Mount Pierus, seat of the worship of Orpheus and the Muses.

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  • n. A prefecture in northcentral Greece


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  • Pieria was a country on the south-east coast of Macedonia, through which ran a ridge of mountains, a part of which were called Pieria, or the

    The Fables of Phædrus Literally translated into English prose with notes

  • 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.

    Alexander the Great

  • But it was the mountain Macedonians—from the upland regions of Pelagonia, Lyncestis, Orestis, Elimiotis, and Pieria around Mount Olympus—who for countless generations had fought against the wolves, bears, and human predators that threatened their flocks.

    Alexander the Great

  • And the wild oak-trees to this day, tokens of that magic strain, that grow at Zone on the Thracian shore, stand in ordered ranks close together, the same which under the charm of his lyre he led down from Pieria.

    The Argonautica

  • Pieria they did not penetrate, but were content to ravage the territory of Mygdonia, Grestonia, and Anthemus.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The maritime country which we now call Macedonia was conquered and formed into a kingdom by Alexander the father of Perdiccas and his ancestors the Temenidae, who originally came from Argos. 59 They defeated and drove out of Pieria the Pierians, who afterwards settled in Phagres and other places at the foot of Mount Pangaeus, beyond the Strymon; the land which lies under Mount Pangaeus towards the sea is still called the Pierian vale.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The brushwood the glorious Slayer of Argus plucked in Pieria as he was preparing for his journey, making shift 200 as one making haste for a long journey.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • To Pieria first you went down from Olympus and passed by sandy Lectus and Enienae and through the land of the Perrhaebi.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • There also was the abode of the gods, pure Olympus, and their assembly, and infinite riches were spread around in the gathering, the Muses of Pieria were beginning a song like clear-voiced singers.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • This was effected by the expulsion from Pieria of the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War


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