- a ruined city in N Greece, NW of Salonika: the capital of ancient Macedonia; birthplace of Alexander the Great.
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Breitbart told The Daily Beast this was his first trip to Iowa and that he found Pella “positively charming.”
Two of those starring in the film, Andrew Breitbart and Tammy Bruce, also were on hand in Pella for the premiere.
The crimson topaz, or ara humming-bird (Topaza pella), vies with it in beauty.The Western World
For there is a river near Pella that the Macedonians call Borborus.Plutarch's Morals
Phaetho was driven by the wind from Ilium to Macedonia, and met me at Pella.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Pella is in Lower Macedonia, which was in possession of the Bottiæi.
The city of Pella, making a show of resistance, was destroyed.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)
- an ancient city in N Greece: the capital of Macedonia under Philip II
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