Megaris

This is also the ancient Greek name of a small island off Naples, site of the Castel dell'Ovo.

Megaris
Μεγαρίς

Region of Ancient Greece

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Pediment of the treasury of Megara, Museum of Olympia
 
Location: Central Greece
Major cities: Megara
Dialects: Doric
Key periods:
 
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Map showing Megaris in relation to other regions
Map of ancient Megaris.

Megaris or the Megarid (Greek: Μεγαρίς, Μεγαρίδα) was a small but populous state of ancient Greece, west of Attica and north of Corinthia, whose inhabitants were adventurous seafarers, credited with deceitful propensities. The capital, Megara, famous for white marble and fine clay, was the birthplace of Euclid. Mount Geraneia dominates the center of the region. The island of Salamis was originally under the control of Megara, before it was lost to Athens in the late 7th century BCE.

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia.


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  • Megăris — Megăris, Landschaft des eigentlichen Griechenlands, zwischen Böotien, Attika, dem Saronischen Busen, Korinth u. dem Korinthischen Busen, etwa 4 QM. groß; das Land war gebirgig im Norden durch Ausläufer des Kithäron, im Osten durch die Kerata mit… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Megăris — Megăris, kleine altgriechische, von Bergen und Meer rings umschlossene Landschaft zwischen dem Korinthischen Isthmus und Attika (s. Karte »Alt Griechenland«), ward von Attika durch die südöstlichen Ausläufer des Kithäron, und den Bach Japis, von… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Megaris — Megăris, kleine Landschaft des alten Griechenlands, im N. und NO. durch den Kithäron gegen Böotien und Attika abgegrenzt, im SW. durch den Isthmus von Korinth mit dem Peloponnes verbunden; durchzogen von dem bis 1370 m hohen Gebirge Geraneia… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Megaris — [meg′ə ris] ancient district on the E part of the Isthmus of Corinth …   English World dictionary

  • MEGARIS — I. MEGARIS regio Achaiae parva sinui Saronico exposita, inter Phocidem ad Occasum et Atticam ad Ortum ab Isthmo Corinthiaco sumens initium. Baudrando, inter Boeotiam est ad Ortum et Corinthiam regiunculam ad Austrum, atque inter Sinus Saronicum… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Megaris — /meg euhr is/, n. a district in ancient Greece, between the Gulf of Corinth and Saronic Gulf. * * * …   Universalium

  • MEGARIS —    a small but populous State of ancient Greece, S. of Attica, whose inhabitants were adventurous seafarers, credited with deceitful propensities. The capital, Megara, famous for white marble and fine clay, was the birthplace of Euclid …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Megaris — Meg•a•ris [[t]ˈmɛg ər ɪs[/t]] n. geg anh a district in ancient Greece between the Gulf of Corinth and Saronic Gulf …   From formal English to slang

  • Megaris — /meg euhr is/, n. a district in ancient Greece, between the Gulf of Corinth and Saronic Gulf …   Useful english dictionary

  • МЕГАРИДА —    • Megăris,          η̉ Μεγαρίς, (Hdt. 9, 14), небольшая область на Коринфском перешейке, величиною в 4 (по другим в 8) кв. миль, граничила на севере с Беотией и Коринфским заливом, на северо востоке с Аттикою, на юге с Саронским заливом, на… …   Реальный словарь классических древностей


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