croesus

  1. last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC)
  2. a very wealthy man

Croesus

Croesus (s {respell|KREE|səs}; Κροῖσος, Kroisos; 595 BC – c. 547 BC) was the king of Lydia from 560 to 547 BC until his defeat by the Persians. The fall of Croesus made a profound impact on the Hellenes, providing a fixed point in their calendar. `By the fifth century at least,` J.A.S. Evans remarked, `Croesus had become a figure of ......
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Croesus

• (n.) A king of Lydia who flourished in the 6th century b. c., and was renowned for his vast wealth; hence, a common appellation for a very rich man; as, he is a veritable Croesus.
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Croesus

(died 547 BC) Last king of Lydia (in western Asia Minor) 560-547 BC. Famed for his wealth, he expanded Lydian power to its greatest extent, conquering all Anatolia west of the river Halys and entering alliances...
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Croesus

noun last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC)
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Croesus

[opera] Der hochmütige, gestürzte und wieder erhabene Croesus (The Proud, Overthrown and Again Exalted Croesus) is a three-act opera (described as a `Singe-Spiel`) composed by Reinhard Keiser. The German language libretto by Lucas von Bostel was based on Nicolò Minato`s 1678 dramma per musica Creso, the music for which was composed by th...
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Croesus

Croesus (krē'sus) , d. c.547 B.C., king of Lydia (560–c.547 B.C.), noted for his great wealth. He was the son of Alyattes. He continued his father's policy of conquering the Ionian cities of Asia Minor, but on the whole he was friendly to the Greeks, and he is supposed to have given ...
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Croesus

Croesus is a genus of insects of the Typical Sawflies family, Tenthredinidae of the super-family Tenthredinoidea, sub-order Symphyta, order Hymenoptera. Croesus septentrionalis has a predominantly red abdomen and flies during May. The larvae of this species are found on the leaves of deciduous trees, particularly birch and alder.
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Croesus

Croesus was the last King of Lydia. He reigned from 560 BC until 546 BC, conquered Ionia extending the empire from the northern and western coasts of Asia Minor to the Halys on the east and Mount Taurus on the south, including the Greek colonies of the mainland. and became an ally of Sparta. His riches, obtained chiefly from mines and the gold-dust...
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Croesus

Greek Kroisos (ca. 560-546 BC), last king of Lydia. Acquired immense wealth from the tribute of subject peoples and mineral resources. Therefore we use the name Croesus today for someone who is rich and likes to show it.
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Croesus

king of Lydia from 560-546 BCE; led an army against the Persians after receiving advice from the Delphic oracle and was defeated.
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Croesus

Last king of Lydia (in western Asia Minor) 560–547 BC. Famed for his wealth, he expanded Lydian power to its greatest extent, conquering all Anatolia west of the river Halys and entering alliances with Media, Egypt, and Sparta. He invaded Persia but was defeated by Cyrus (II) the Great. Lydia was subsequently absorbed into the Persian Empire. ......
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Croesus

last king of Lydia (reigned c. 560–546), who was renowned for his great wealth. He conquered the Greeks of mainland Ionia (on the west coast of ... [12 related articles]
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Croesus

[n] - last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC) 2. [n] - a very wealthy man
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