definition of Ellas by The Free Dictionary

Ellas - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsulaEllas – a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil

Actium – the naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian’s fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC
Chaeronea – a battle in which Philip II of Macedon defeated the Athenians and Thebans (338 BC) and also Sulla defeated Mithridates (86 BC)
Battle of Lepanto, Lepanto – Turkish sea power was destroyed in 1571 by a league of Christian nations organized by the Pope
Mantinea, Mantineia – the site of three famous battles among Greek city-states: in 418 BC and 362 BC and 207 BC
battle of Navarino, Navarino – a decisive naval battle in the War of Greek Independence (1827); the Turkish and Egyptian fleet was defeated by an allied fleet of British and French and Russian warships
Balkan Wars – two wars (1912-1913) that were fought over the last of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire and that left the area around Constantinople (now Istanbul) as the only Ottoman territory in Europe
pantheon – (antiquity) a temple to all the gods
Wooden Horse, Trojan Horse – a large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War
hybrid, loanblend, loan-blend – a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual’ has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
dithyramb – (ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)
pean, paean – (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
torch race – (ancient Greece) in which a torch is passed from one runner to the next
ELA, Revolutionary People’s Struggle – an extreme leftist terrorist group formed in Greece in 1971 to oppose the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974; a revolutionary group opposed to capitalism and imperialism and the United States
Achaea – a region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese
Aegina, Aigina – an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf
Chios, Khios – an island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Turkey; belongs to Greece
Doris – a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken
Lesbos, Lesvos, Mytilene – an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
Rodhos, Rhodes – a Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes
Crete, Kriti – the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC
Ithaki, Ithaca – a Greek island to the west of Greece; in Homeric legend Odysseus was its king
Athos, Mount Athos – an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century
Athens, Athinai, capital of Greece, Greek capital – the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess); “in the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world’s most powerful and civilized city”

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