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- ancient kingdom on the E coast of the Ionian Sea, in what is now S Albania & NW Greece (fl. 3d cent. )
- region of modern Greece, in the same general area
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An ancient country on the Ionian Sea in present-day northwest Greece and southern Albania. It flourished in the 3rd century B.C. and was later a Roman province. An independent state after A.D. 1204, Epirus was conquered by the Turks in the 15th century.