Æolia

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Æolia

  1. Obsolete form of Aeolia.
    • 1885, Samuel Johnson, Augustus Mellen Haskell (editor), and Octavius Brooks Frothingham, Oriental Religions and Their Relation to Universal Religion, page 315 (Houghton, Mifflin, and company):
      [] the rifling of continents, watched by unsexed guards, the last refinement of jealousy and the self‐irony of lust; their tables spread for fifteen thousand daily, though the king himself dined alone, and often frugally; their water brought in silver from the Choaspes, their salt from the Libyan desert, their wine from Syria, and their wheat from Æolia; a thousand pounds of incense came yearly from Arabia; from Armenia tens of thousands of horses and hundreds of thousands of sheep; from Assyria five hundred eunuch-boys to serve at feasts; where, too, they had large towns, all whose revenues went for breeding dogs, and royal stables on an enormous scale; and the daily tribute to the satrap amounted to a bushel of silver.
    • 1886, Virgil and John Conington (translator), The Æneid of Virgil, page 5 (Armstrong):
      [] Such fiery tumult in her mind,
      She seeks the birthplace of the wind,
      Æolia, realm for ever rife
      With turbid elemental life :
      Here Æolus in a cavern vast
      With bolt and barrier fetters fast []