- 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).
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Examples from the Web for thrace
Only head and lyre remained intact, floating down the River Hebrus from Thrace to the sea.Ann Wroe’s ‘Orpheus’: Why the Mythological Muse Haunts Us
May 31, 2012
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.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
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
Here is buried a pilgrim from Thrace, whose name is known only to God.Pagan and Christian Rome
- 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)