A province in North Africa (q.v.) that included the east coast of Libya. Under Diocletian (q.v.) it was divided into two provinces, Libya Superior (Pentapolis) and Libya Inferior. The Arabs (q.v.) conquered the region ca. 643.

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  • Cyrenaica — Cyrenaica, Landschaft, s. Kyrenaika …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cyrenaica — Cyrenaĭca, Cyrēne, s. Kyrenaika …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • CYRENAICA — regio Lybiae exterioris, ubi Basiliscus serpens generatur. Solin. c. 30. inter regionem Tripolitanam, ad Occasum, et Marmaricam ad Ortum, nunc in parte Barbariae, quae regnum Barcae dicitur. In ea est Pentapolis provinc. nunc Mesrata: Ubi Cyrene …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cyrenaica — [sir΄ə nā′i kə, sī΄rənā′i kə] 1. region of E Libya 2. ancient Greek kingdom (7th 4th cent. B.C. ) in the same general region, dominated by the city of Cyrene …   English World dictionary

  • Cyrenaica — Pentapolis (North Africa) redirects here. For other uses, see Pentapolis. Barqa redirects here. For other uses, see Barka. Cyrenaica as an administrative unit included all of eastern Libya from 1927 to 1963: Italian Cyrenaica from 1927 to 1937… …   Wikipedia

  • Cyrenaica — /sir euh nay i keuh, suy reuh /, n. 1. Also called Barca. an ancient district in N Africa. 2. the E part of Libya. Also, Cirenaica. * * * or Cirenaica Northeastern region of present day Libya. It was colonized by the Greeks (с 631 BC), who… …   Universalium

  • Cyrenaica — Die Kyrenaika (auch Cyrenaica; arabisch ‏برقه‎ Barqah) ist eine Landschaft im östlichen Libyen. Ihr Name rührt von der antiken Stadt Kyrene her, der alte arabisch türkische Name der Region ist Barqa nach der gleichnamigen Stadt. Die Kyrenaika ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cyrenaica —   L. ica, belonging to. From Cyrenaica, Libya …   Etymological dictionary of grasses

  • Cyrenaica Shrew — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Cyrenaica — or Italian Cirenaica geographical name 1. (or Cyrene) ancient coastal region N Africa dominated by city of Cyrene 2. region E Libya; formerly a province • Cyrenaic adjective or noun • Cyrenaican adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cyrenaica — noun A Roman province on the North African coast, now part of Libya …   Wiktionary

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