In historic times it was applied to the inhabitants of (I) Attica, where some believed the Ionians to have originated; (2) parts of Euboea; (3) the Cycladic islands, except Melos and Thera; (4) a section of the west coast of Asia Minor, from the gulf of Smyrna to that of Iasus (see Ionia); (5) colonies from ' any of the foregoing, notably in Thrace, Propontis and Pontus in the west, and in Egypt (Naucratis, Daphnae); some authorities have found traces of an ancient Ionian population in (6) north-eastern Peloponnese.
(1324-1359), to whom Boccaccio dedicated one of his works, and who set on foot an alliance with the pope, Venice and the Hospitallers, which resulted in the capture of Smyrna (1344).
Smyrna was competed in Oct 1876 and launched as a wool clipper for the Australian trading market.
Smyrna would represent the persecuted church, reminding us of that period of church history under various roman leaders who cruelly persecuted Christians.
Revelation chapter 2 verse 10, the church at Smyrna: ' Be faithful unto death ' - what a demand !
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