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Cyrene

[sahy-ree-nee] /saɪˈri ni/
noun
1.
an ancient Greek city and colony in N Africa, in Cyrenaica.
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Cyrene

/saɪˈriːnɪ/
noun
1.
an ancient Greek city of N Africa, near the coast of Cyrenaica: famous for its medical school
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ancient Greek colony in Libya; the name is of unknown origin. Cyrenaic referred to the philosophy ("practical hedonism") of Aristippus of Cyrene (c.435-c.356 B.C.E.).

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