In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1jónicothe Ionian Sea — el mar Jónico
- the Ionian Islands — las islas Jónicas
- Located at the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece includes over 1,500 islands in the Ionian and Aegean Seas.
- The islands grab the lion's share of tourist attention: the Cyclades with their white villages crisp against an indigo sky; the softer, greener beauty of the Ionians; Crete, a continent and civilisation in itself; and so many more.
- Albania is a Mediterranean country sitting on the coast of the Adriatic and Ionian seas.
- Considered the centre of the Cyclades in Antiquity, Delos became the principal cult centre of Ionian Greeks from the 8th century bc.
- Making detailed use of a wealth of archival information, Gallant vividly reconstructs nineteenth-century Ionian life.
- Corinth owed much of its early success as a port to the fact that it was actually two ports - one to the Ionian and Adriatic Seas on the west side, and the other to the Aegean Sea on the east side, then separated only by the narrow isthmus.
- In 1826, he had made a major botanical trip to the Ionian Islands off the west coast of Greece - to Corfu, Zante and Cefalonia - setting up a herbarium of Ionian plants, which are now held at Kew.
- Histiaeus overboldly promised to regain the allegiance of Miletus and other Ionian cities that Aristagoras, his appointed deputy and relative, had led into rebellion.
- Prometheus assures her that a sea, the Ionian, will be named after her and that she will have a son with Zeus when she is returned to a human being.
- The Greek atomists invented atomism as an answer to the scientific question which the Ionian philosophers were asking, namely ‘what permanent stuff is the physical world made of?’
- The country is bordered by Albania, the former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the Aegean, Ionian, and Cretan seas.
- The Ionian and Aegean seas and the many deep bays and natural harbors along the coastlines allowed the Greeks to prosper in maritime commerce and to develop a culture which drew inspiration from many sources, both foreign and indigenous.
- After the Italians invaded during World War II, an earthquake in 1953, measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale caused much damage to it and other Ionian islands.
- The peninsula is bounded by the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Aegean Seas.
- On the other hand, it would be wrong to think of him as a straightforward natural philosopher in the manner of other Ionian philosophers, for he is deeply concerned with the moral implications of physical theory.
- At the time of the Ionian revolt the Ephesian Thesmophoria were celebrated near the borders of the city's territory.
- Only five per cent of the total surface area of the region's agricultural land is planted with vines, most of them close to the northern, Tyrrhenian coast or the southern, Ionian coast.
- He permanently rejected the long Greek robes, and adopted trousers, turning away from Ionian culture and identifying himself strongly with the East.
- The British were reluctant to cede the Ionians back to Greece in the 1860s, and it's easy to see why.
- In general, these new ideas came as a result of an influx of Ionian thinkers into the Attic peninsula.
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