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  1. an ancient coastal region and Greek colony in NW Asia Minor: settled by Aeolians.
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Historical Examples

  • In the coming century Cyme of Aeolis would give a wife to a Phrygian king.

    The Ancient East

    D. G. Hogarh

  • In the original revolt appear to have been included only the cities of Ionia and AEolis.

  • Pair of ear-rings, from a grave at Cyme in Aeolis, with filigree work and pendant Erotes.

  • Secondly, Hesiod claims that his father—if not he himself—came from Aeolis and settled in Boeotia.

  • Aeolis in the eighth century must have differed very greatly from the city states of the sixth and fifth centuries.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

British Dictionary definitions for aeolis


Aeolia (iːˈəʊlɪə)

  1. the ancient name for the coastal region of NW Asia Minor, including the island of Lesbos, settled by the Aeolian Greeks (about 1000 bc)
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