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[kair-ee-uh] /ˈkɛər i ə/
an ancient district in SW Asia Minor. Unabridged
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  • But Agesilaus, instead of advancing upon Caria, turned right about and marched in the direction of Phrygia.

    Agesilaus Xenophon
  • What could be clearer, therefore, than that he was about to make a dash at the satrap's home in Caria?

    Agesilaus Xenophon
  • Telmissus was a city of Caria, celebrated for the skill of its inhabitants in divination.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
  • I will tell you what the Satrap of Caria said to me about that when I supped with him.

  • These ineffectual efforts induced the ephors to send a despatch bidding Thibron give up Larisa and march upon Caria.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • The Caunians were aborigines of Caria, although they affected to come from Crete.

  • But, instead of marching straight into Caria, Agesilaus turned sharp off in the opposite direction towards Phrygia.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • It comes from Caria, near Alabanda, and from Miletus in the same province.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • And this is no great marvel; for even those who live in inland parts have such wells, as notably Aphrodisienses in Caria.

  • In Asia they occupied the coasts of Mysia and Caria; a strip of land which from thence derived the appellation of Æolis.

    A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
British Dictionary definitions for Caria


an ancient region of SW Asia Minor, on the Aegean Sea: chief cities were Halicarnassus and Cnidus: corresponds to the present-day Turkish districts of S Aydin and W Muğla
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