[pair-os; Greek pah-raws]
- a Greek island of the Cyclades, in the S Aegean: noted for its white marble. 77 sq. mi. (200 sq. km).
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He soon determined to abandon the siege of Paros and return to Athens.
The people of Paros acquiesced in this decision, and Timo was set free.
The one which he had specially in view, in the first instance, was Paros.
This morsel of Paros or Pentelic has to perform the office of a roller.A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1
Their style is an imitation of that of Archilochus of Paros.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors
- a Greek island in the S Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: site of the discovery (1627) of the Parian Chronicle, a marble tablet outlining Greek history from before 1000 bc to about 354 bc (now at Oxford University). Pop: 12 853 (2001). Area: 166 sq km (64 sq miles)
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