- an ancient district in NW Greece and S Albania.
- a modern region in NW Greece. 3573 sq. mi. (9255 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for epirus
Acheron was a stream of Epirus, and Pandosia was a town upon the banks of it.
On arriving in Epirus, Pyrrhus found every thing favorable to the success of his plans.
They were called by the ancients, dogs of Epirus, and Albanian dogs.Anecdotes of Dogs
When I am told that enemies are on their way here I shall retire into Epirus.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
His predilection for the inhabitants of Epirus, of Albania, and for the Suliotes, is known.My Recollections of Lord Byron
- a region of NW Greece, part of ancient Epirus ceded to Greece after independence in 1830
- (in ancient Greece) a region between the Pindus mountains and the Ionian Sea, straddling the modern border with Albania
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