(place) Ancient Greek city in N Africa, on the Mediterranean: capital of Cyrenaica.
An Ancient Greek colony in North Africa near the coast of Mediterranean Sea in the Cyrenaica region of present-day Libya.
An ancient Greek city of Cyrenaica. Founded c. 630 bc , it was noted as an intellectual center with distinguished schools of medicine and philosophy.
Origin of cyrene
From Ancient Greek Κυρήνη (Kurēnē).
Cyrene Sentence Examples
Apollo carried off from Mount Pelion the nymph Cyrene, daughter or granddaughter of the river-god Peneus, and conveyed her to Libya, where she gave birth to Aristaeus.
From Alexandria we get Athanasius, Didymus and Cyril; from Cyrene, Synesius; from Antioch, Theodore of Mopsuestia, John Chrysostom and Theodoret; from Palestine, Eusebius of Caesarea and Cyril of Jerusalem; from Cappadocia, Basil, Gregory of Nyssa and Gregory of Nazianzus.
In Egypt and in Cyrene fugitive Zealots endeavoured to continue their rebellion against the emperor, but there also with disastrous results.
Towards the end of Trajan's reign (114-117) the Jews of Egypt and Cyrene rose against their Greek neighbours and set up a king.