Definition of Samian in English:
A native or inhabitant of Samos.
- The Samians were among the most active of the Greek traders with Egypt.
- He writes in the third century AD that: -…he formed a school in the city [of Samos], the ‘semicircle’ of Pythagoras, which is known by that name even today, in which the Samians hold political meetings.
- It came successively under Etruscan and Greek influences, and in c. 424 BC was occupied by the Samians.
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Relating to Samos.
- So she was the patron goddess of Samos and had a spectacular temple there, along with Samian rituals; she also had an important shrine at Argos, strategically placed on an area of disputed territory, where she was also patron goddess.
- In the earliest phase, for example, colour-coated beakers are seen as uniquely appropriate for young people, both as urns and accessory vessels; and at all times small Samian cups were only ever found with children younger than eight.
- The second grave also contained a bronze and a glass jug, several Samian bowls, a bronze lampholder and a range of coarser pottery including a small beaker.
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