One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A native or inhabitant of Samos.
- ‘It came successively under Etruscan and Greek influences, and in c. 424 BC was occupied by the Samians.’
- ‘The Samians sent an old and unpopular man who they were rather glad to be rid of anyway; but he was so embittered and so angry about it that after he'd been handed over he revealed the secret of the water tunnel.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He was a Samian living in Rome in a self-imposed exile.’
- ‘The Samians were among the most active of the Greek traders with Egypt.’
Relating to Samos.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Arranged all around it was a complete dinner set in Samian ware - four plates, four cups and four dishes, and a Samian serving dish.’
- ‘The huge range of finds from the site include, from Roman levels, a rare button-and-loop fastener made of bone, painted glass, Samian pottery, coins and oyster shells.’
- ‘Stamped Samian pottery in the original construction trench was made AD 80-95.’
- ‘These bronzes support the evidence of the ancient literary testimonia which ascribe legendary skills and achievements in casting techniques to Samian bronzeworkers (see Pausanias 8. 14.)’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He considered this temple one of the greatest things he had seen throughout his travels in the Ancient World, matched only by the Samian harbour works and the water tunnel.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Counters used for gaming, and spindle whorls used in textile manufacture began to be made increasingly from reused red Samian pottery, trimmed and pierced to fit their new uses.’
- ‘His claim to Samian fame was that he was a political saviour and restorer.’
- ‘First he comments on the Samian response to his teaching methods: he tried to use his symbolic method of teaching which was similar in all respects to the lessons he had learnt in Egypt.’
- ‘One of the curious aspects was the age of the decorated Samian bowls when they were placed in the graves.’
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