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British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa

a Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast

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Rhodes' immense wealth, which allowed it a century earlier to erect the Colossus -- an almost 100-feet bronze statue of the God of the Sun at its port, erected to celebrate victory over Cyprus and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the world -- together with its somewhat increased political influence, made Rhodians more ambitious and more audacious vis-a-vis their weakened neighbours.
Basilisco, a Rhodian knight, displays sorrow over the capture of Rhodes by Turkish troops.
If you Rhodians had but as much might as will, and as much strength as valour, I should thinke you were not to be conquered by any whatsoeuer: but seeing the necessaries and nerues of warre be men, horse, munition, money and victuals, you right rather to haue regard to your owne estate, then vnaduisedly to prouoke vs to come in battell against you.
The Rhodians "applied" the original conception "to Natural Fact or History of Ilium," whereas the original had nothing to do with such literalism.
The independent island state of Rhodes, which was heavily dependent on maritime trade, earned widespread praise for her long-running conflict with the piratical Cretans in the third and second centuries BC, but the Rhodians had limited resources.
A caption to his engraving of the Laocoon explains that it depicts "[Jehovah] & his two Sons Satan & Adam as they were copied from the Cherubim of Solomons Temple by three Rhodians & applied to Natural Fact, or, History of Ilium" (273), a reading issuing from the Tractates with their tracing of the world's religions to "an universal Poetic Genius" from which the Judeo-Christian Testaments are derived ("All Religions are One": 1).
They obtained loans for homes and businesses through the help of fellow Rhodians.
Paupertas had certainly come to Sybaris, or to the place where Sybaris had been, but the Istrians had never been known for their wealth, and the Rhodians, Milesians, and Tarentines, if not as wealthy as they had been, were hardly poverty-stricken.
Many nations, like the Persians, the Lybians and the Rhodians, have worshipped the sun or honoured it with monuments; or, like the Indians of the Americas, made it sacrifices.
Thus Dion Prusaeus, the "stranger" and "private orator" who offered "counsel" to the Rhodians becomes -- along with Isocrates -- the model of "old and elegant humanity" who Milton seeks to "imitate" (A, 719).
Antonius (94); as praetor and propraetor, he successfully defended Sicily late in the Social War (War of the Socii or Allies) and captured Rhegium (88); elected consul (83), he raised an army to oppose Sulla's return at the head of his army, but was defeated by Sulla at Mount Tifata (83); as proconsul he gathered more troops and attacked Sulla's subordinate Metellus at Faventia, but his force was routed (82); fled to Rhodes; while the Rhodians debated handing him over to Sulla (82?
Although its description is briefer, at the protagonists' arrival 'all the Rhodians gathered round' (123) and 'offered many a sacrifice [.
For example, the roots of general average may be traced from the time of the Rhodians through the sea codes which took form along the shores of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast of western Europe.
28) The most feasible reconstruction would be that Attalus joined Alcetas later than this, after being defeated by the Rhodians, yet Arrian's account consistently links the two Perdiccan generals.