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Phocaea

[foh-see-uh] /foʊˈsi ə/
noun
1.
an ancient seaport in Asia Minor: northernmost of the Ionian cities; later an important maritime state.
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  • Ephesus had not yet risen to its meridian—it was the successor of Miletus and Phocaea.

  • Phocaea was one of the first Greek cities whose mariners explored the shores of the western Mediterranean.

  • After halting here a few days for the purpose chiefly of refreshing the rowers, they sailed over to Phocaea.

  • They afterwards brought round the fleet to the city of Chios, and having taken in provisions there, sailed over to Phocaea.

  • These strangers were the inhabitants of Phocaea, that had fled from their town when it was besieged by Cyrus king of Persia.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • The year following is the year in which the temple of Athena, in Phocaea, was struck by lightning and set on fire.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Then the Phocaeans turned their course back to Phocaea; Harpagus had taken possession of the empty city and left a garrison in it.

  • Harpagus is said to have burnt Phocaea, thus punishing the houses and temples for the attack on the garrison.

  • The ruin of Phocaea also aided the trade of Miletus which had suffered neither war nor siege.

British Dictionary definitions for Phocaea

Phocaea

/fəʊˈsiːə/
noun
1.
an ancient port in Asia Minor, the northernmost of Ionian cities on the W coast of Asia Minor: an important maritime state (about 1000–600bc)
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