- an ancient district in NW Greece and S Albania.
- a modern region in NW Greece. 3573 sq. mi. (9255 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for epirus
On arriving in Epirus, Pyrrhus found every thing favorable to the success of his plans.
Acheron was a stream of Epirus, and Pandosia was a town upon the banks of it.
They were called by the ancients, dogs of Epirus, and Albanian dogs.Anecdotes of Dogs
When I am told that enemies are on their way here I shall retire into Epirus.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
His predilection for the inhabitants of Epirus, of Albania, and for the Suliotes, is known.My Recollections of Lord Byron
- a region of NW Greece, part of ancient Epirus ceded to Greece after independence in 1830
- (in ancient Greece) a region between the Pindus mountains and the Ionian Sea, straddling the modern border with Albania