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Cyclades   /saɪklˈeɪdiz/  /sˈaɪklˌædz/   Listen

The Bronze Age civilization on the Cyclades islands in the southern Aegean Sea that flourished 3000-1100 BC.  Synonyms: Cycladic civilisation, Cycladic civilization, Cycladic culture.
A group of over 200 islands in the southern Aegean.  Synonym: Kikladhes.

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"Cyclades" Quotes from Famous Books

... getting round the south ends of the lands, or at least so far to the south as to be able to judge of their extent in that direction. For no one doubted that this was the Australia del Espiritu Santo of Quiros, which M. de Bougainville calls the Great Cyclades, and that the coast we were now upon was the east side of Aurora Island, whose longitude is 168 ...
— A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World Volume 2 • James Cook

... strangulated Republic could be heard from the St. Lawrence to the Rio Grande. The nation was thus "saved," and the robbers took the money and went sailing away on summer cruises to Norway and Venice and the Cyclades. The "national credit" was preserved; Wall Street "rescued" us from dishonor! That part of the proceeds not consumed in yacht races, pyrotechnics, and balls was passed to the credit of the reform fund, needed for the restoration of prosperity in the fall ...
— The Arena - Volume 18, No. 92, July, 1897 • Various

Words linked to "Cyclades" :   Cycladic culture, Ellas, Hellenic Republic, Aegean civilisation, Aegean civilization, Aegean island, Greece, Aegean culture

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