The beautiful Cyrene threw at her listener a look full of the proud consciousness of her own dangerous charms.
“This do I already know, my son,” said Cyrene, and smiled upon Aristæus.
The fair Cyrene turned again toward the stage and joined in the applause.
Nevertheless, two tears were shining in the fair Cyrene's eyes.
The Greek towns lying west from Cyrene would naturally be called Libyan.
They had then a dispute with Cyrene, on account of their respective limits.
He is said to have carried away 100,000 captives, whom he settled in Alexandria and Cyrene.
The next incident is the impressing of Simon of Cyrene to bear His cross.
Andreias (Lucas), leader of the revolt against Trajan in Cyrene, 395.
These people they say extend as far as the regions above Cyrene.
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.).
a city (now Tripoli) in Upper Libya, North Africa, founded by a colony of Greeks (B.C. 630). It contained latterly a large number of Jews, who were introduced into the city by Ptolemy, the son of Lagus, because he thought they would contribute to the security of the place. They increased in number and influence; and we are thus prepared for the frequent references to them in connection with the early history of Christianity. Simon, who bore our Lord's cross, was a native of this place (Matt. 27:32; Mark 15:21). Jews from Cyrene were in Jerusalem at Pentecost (Acts 2:10); and Cyrenian Jews had a synagogue at Jerusalem (6:9). Converts belonging to Cyrene contributed to the formation of the first Gentile church at Antioch (11:20). Among "the prophets and teachers" who "ministered to the Lord at Antioch" was Lucius of Cyrene (13:1).