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[threys] /θreɪs/
an ancient region of varying extent in the E part of the Balkan Peninsula: later a Roman province; now in Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece.
a modern region corresponding to the S part of the Roman province: now divided between Greece (Western Thrace) and Turkey (Eastern Thrace) Unabridged
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  • As soon would I league myself with the Odomantians of Thrace!

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • They had known what to expect from such a general, since the day when they sailed for Thrace.

  • In the land of Thrace there lived, years ago, one who was called Orpheus.

    Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
  • The Dionysia, which were brought from Thrace to Thebes, and were very similar to the former.

    Mysticism and its Results John Delafield
  • Here is buried a pilgrim from Thrace, whose name is known only to God.

    Pagan and Christian Rome Rodolfo Lanciani
  • In the country of Thrace, surrounded by all the best gifts of the gods, Orpheus was born.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • He rose to great power, and became a mighty prince of Thrace.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • When the quest of the Argonauts was ended, Orpheus returned to his own land of Thrace.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • That infamous tyrant was king of Thrace, and son of Mars and Cyrne.

British Dictionary definitions for Thrace


an ancient country in the E Balkan Peninsula: successively under the Persians, Macedonians, and Romans
a region of SE Europe, corresponding to the S part of the ancient country: divided by the Maritsa River into Western Thrace (Greece) and Eastern Thrace (Turkey)
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