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  • proper n. A Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea.


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  • These Phenician mines are in that part of Thasos which is between the places called Ainyra and Koinyra and opposite

    The History of Herodotus

  • (named from Philip of Macedonia), a city of Macedonia about nine miles from the sea, to the northwest of the island of Thasos which is twelve miles distant from its port Neapolis, the modern

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • I saw in Tyre, also, another temple … called after Heracles of Thasos; and so I went to Thasos.

    A Historian For Our Time

  • Sellers of wine and cabbages are permitted to enhance the value of their wares by advertising the excellence of the soil whence they spring, as for instance with the wine of Thasos and the cabbages of Phlius.

    The Defense

  • Meanwhile the opponents of the conspirators, being superior in number, prevented the immediate opening of the gates, and acting with Eucles, the general to whose care the place had been committed by the Athenians, sent for help to the other general in Chalcidicè, Thucydides the son of Olorus, who wrote this history; he was then at Thasos, an island colonised from Paros, and distant from Amphipolis about half a day's sail.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Thasos, and hearing that Thucydides had the right of working gold mines in the neighbouring district of Thrace, and was consequently one of the leading men of the country, did his utmost to get possession of the city before his arrival.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Thasos, and also, as I imagine, of many other states, was the opposite of what the oligarchical conspirators had intended.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • For there were Thasian exiles who had been driven out by the Athenians dwelling in Peloponnesus, and they, with the assistance of their friends at home, were exerting themselves vigorously to obtain ships and effect the revolt of Thasos.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The Athenians sailed to Thasos and, gaining a victory at sea, landed upon the island.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • It was at this same season that a revolution occurred in Thasos, involving the expulsion of the philo-Laconian party, with the



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