- Soli, Cyprus
Soli or Soloi (Greek: Σόλοι) is an ancient Greek city in the island of
Cyprus, located south-west of Morphouand on the coast in the gulf of Morphou and dates back to about the 6th century BC. Since the 1974Turkish invasion the city has resided in the " de facto" Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus(recognised only by Turkey). Originally, Soloi was located, in a much constricted geographical location.At his current location, the whole urban center was designed by Solon, after whom the name is, during his 10 year trip. Soloi was one of the ten city-kingdoms into which Cyprus was divided at the time.
What remains today is mainly from the Roman period, most notably the
mosaicfloor of the basilicawith its wealth of birds, animals and geometric designs and a picture of a swan. There is a theatrebut it has been restored so much that it no longer has any atmosphere of its original age.
Famous people from Soli:
* Nicocles, son of
Pasicrates, who accompanied Alexander to India (Arrian, Indica 18.8).
Stasanor, 4th century BC general of Alexander the Greatand later governor of Drangiana, Bactriaand Sogdiana, following the partition of Triparadisus(Arrian, Successors 35).
Hiero of Soloi, who was sent by Alexander to circumnavigate the Arabian peninsula, and went as far as the mouth of the Persian Gulf.
Clearchus of Soli, 4th century BC peripatetician philosopher, thought to have been to Alexandria on the Oxus, in Bactria.
The city Soloi of Cilicia and solecism
There is also another city by the same name,
Soli, Cilicia. The Athenians considered their dialect as uncultured and used the word "σόλοικος" to refer to incorrect speech, hence the English word solecism[cite book |editor=Robert K. Barnhart |title=Chambers Dictionary of Etymology |year=1988 |publisher=Chambers Harrap |location=New York |id=ISBN 0-550-14230-4 ] .
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