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  Kition | The Shelby White - Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications
It was decided that the best way to proceed with the publication of Kition VI would be the initial publication of a volume of plates for the objects.
In the preliminary publication (Karageorghis 1976), as well as in Kition II and III, which dealt with the Egyptian and Egyptianizing objects and the Phoenician inscriptions respectively, I used a chronology which was very tentative.
VI comprises a large number of appendices written by experts, which are most valuable for the understanding of a number of specific groups of objects, ceramics, seals, coins, lamps etc. May they all find here the expression of my gratitude and my apologies for the long delay which occurred before their studies appeared in print.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~semitic/wl/publications/kition.html   (775 words)

  kition.net - or what's to be known ... eventually, it's 'bout life, the diary ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
kition was an ancient city in cyprus, founded around 1300 bc.
kition is the origin of the stoicism philosophy.
its mentor zeno taught in kition from where the philosophical school spread and quickly became one of the three main philosophical schools in ancient greece.
www.kition.net /index_extended.html   (134 words)

 International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The oldest etymology is apparently that of Josephus, who connects Kittim with the well-known old Cypriote city Kition (Citium) (Ant., I, vi, 1), testifying to the settling of the Kittim on the island.
If Kition be, then, a Semitic word (from the same root as the Hebrew Kittim), it has been transferred from the small band of Phoenician settlers which it at first designated, to the non-Sem Japhethites of the West.
Kition occurs in the Phoenician inscriptions of Cyprus under the forms K(i)t(t) and K(i)t(t)i, the latter being by far the more common (CIS, I, i, 10,11,14,19, etc.).
www.searchgodsword.org /enc/isb/print.cgi?number=T5351   (985 words)

 The Shelby White - Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications
The Phoenician period cemetery of Kition is no doubt the most extensively investigated necropolis of Cyprus in spite of the fact that very little is published thus far.
The Archaic and Classical period cemetery, which is the focus of our investigation, occupies a number of eminences rising from the flat ground mostly to the north and west of the city (Fig.
Nevertheless what was established on the base of these inscriptions was the peaceful coexistance between different ethnic groups residing at Kition.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~semitic/wl/digsites/Cyprus/Kition_04/index.htm   (230 words)

 Father Demetrios Serfes - Life Of Saint Lazarus
The event of the transport of the holy relics from Kition to Constantinople was immortalized by Arethas, bishop of Caesarea, in two of his famous speeches, made on the occasion.
In the first speech he praises the arrival of the sacred relics from Kition to Constantinople, and in the second one he describes in detail the procession which the emperor formed to carry the relics from Chrysoupolis to the great cathedral of Saint Sophia.
This privilege was revoked in 1784 owing the efforts of Archbishop Chrysanthos [1767-1810] and the bishop of Kition Meteios A' [1776-1790], because the Roman Catholic Church, quoting their privilege, laid claims of joint ownership to the Church.
www.serfes.org /lives/stlazarus.htm   (4343 words)

 Romantic_Cyprus, Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean
The town is built on the site of ancient Kition - an old and important city-kingdom built, according to tradition, by Kitium the grandson of Noah.
Kition became a busy port, being used over a long period for the export of copper to the Aegean and the Levant.
Kition was the birthplace of the philosopher Zenon, who, in the fourth century BC, founded the Stoic School of Philosophy in Athens.
www.geocities.com /artemis022000   (382 words)

 Church puts out message of peace
According to the announcement, the description of the investigative committee’s mandate was added to the September 15 meeting retrospectively at a later meeting, which the Kition bishop did not attend.
Last week, in a public row through radio and TV stations, Chrysostomos of Kition, who sparked the claims over changes of the investigative committee’s mandate, insisting he was right, vowed to stand down and called Chrysostomos of Paphos to do the same if he was proved wrong.
Well-informed sources told reporters that the presence of all bishops during the reading of the announcement after the meeting was agreed to keep up appearances of Church unity and that the absence of Yeorgios of Arsinoe was the product of an intense climate during Monday’s meeting.
www.cyprusweekly.com.cy /default.aspx?articleID=8703&heading=   (405 words)

 Architecture Phoenicians Influences
Kition was a well-established Phoenician settlement by the 9th century, with a temple to a fertility goddess whom the Phoenicians identified with their goddess Astarte.
At Kition there were two free-standing pillars either side of the central opening as well as 28 forming the support for a pair of porticoes.
There are similarities with the pillar from Kition and a single pillar found at a 7th century Greek temple at Sukas.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Arts/Architec/AncientArchitectural/PhoenicianArchitecture/ArchitecturePhoenicians/ArchitecturePhoenicians.htm   (1979 words)

 Luli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From 724 to 720 BC, Tyre was under siege, the port being blockaded by Shalmaneser.
During the reign of Sargon, the Assyrians had occupied Cyprus, but following Sargon's death in 705, Luli reclaimed the island and its colony of Kition.
In 701, after another revolt, Sennacherib forced Luli to flee to Kition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luli   (164 words)

 Balaam's Kittim Oracle
However ambiguous the archaeological finds at Kition, showing a short abandonment of the site in some areals between 1000 BC and the end of 9th century, one should not overstate this case.
An identity between Kittim and Kition would thus not create problems since the identification of biblical Kittim is not the same with the issue of its Phoenician colonisation or the date of late antique Kition.
Besides, should Kition be Kittim, this would mean that Cyprus would appear in Gen. 10 twice, once under Elisha/Alashiya and than under Kittim (not even by the side of Elisha in Gen. 10).
lists.ibiblio.org /pipermail/b-hebrew/2002-December/014428.html   (1360 words)

 Balaam's Kittim Oracle
Kition was in fact a separate population from the Greeks and Cyprus was basically divided between the two peoples: it was an island divided in two.
There is nothing out of place to find both Alayisha and Kition mentioned in the table of nations, especially when it does mix eras so much.
Kition has little to do with the Greeks other than as a thorn in the side of the Cypriot Greek states.
lists.ibiblio.org /pipermail/b-hebrew/2002-September/014127.html   (856 words)

 d. Carthage and the Western Phoenician Colonies. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Phoenicians founded merchant colonies as early as the 11th century (at Hazor and Gaza in Palestine, Memphis in Egypt, and Kition (Latarkia) in Cyprus), but these were all quarters within established cities rather than separate settlements.
Around 850, the settlement at Kition moved out of the native town and established itself as an independent town called Qart Hadasht—New City.
The city's Phoenician name was the same as Kition's: Qart-Hadasht (Greek Carchedon and Latin Carthago).
www.bartleby.com /67/110.html   (614 words)

 Cyprus Weekly
The move will come from Kition Bishop Chrysostomos, who wants to restore peace in Church circles after the crisis split the bishops over whether or not elections for a new Archbishop should be held.
President Papadopoulos had said the "issue of the Church should be resolved as soon as possible," but the Kition bishop yesterday said that his decision was also triggered by a number of Diko and Disy Mps as well as Larnaca citizens, whom he met at this week’s Larnaca Chamber of Commerce meeting.
The Holy Synod meeting on Monday is set for 9am and Chrysostomos of Kition said: "The essence of the matter was to restore peace and tranquillity in the church and to resolve the problem in Cyprus with respect to its autocephalous status.
www.cyprusweekly.com.cy /default.aspx?FrontPageID=304_3   (745 words)

 Cyprus Main Areas - Larnaca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Larnaka is an excellent base from which to get to know the central and eastern section of Cyprus, and its proximity to the International Airport and a number of luxury hotels that have been developed along its beautiful sandy beaches make this a popular holiday choice.
In the heart of modern Larnaka one finds remains of the ancient city-kingdom of Kition, the birthplace of the philosopher Zeno, founder of the Stoic School.
Kition became his second home after his ressurection by Christ, and he lived here for another 30 years.
www.cyprus.hu /areas/larnaca_en.html   (960 words)

Kition in the Tenth to Fourth Centuries B.C. Marguerite Yon
Although Kition probably played a role in Cyprus' relations with the Assyrian kings, the city's name apparently is absent from the seventh-century tributary lists of Esarhaddon and Ashurbanifalfound at Nineveh-that is, unless the lists refer to Kition as Kartihadast ("New Town").
Literary texts and inscriptions suggest that by the Classical period Kition was one of the principal local powers, along with its neighbor Salamis.
www.asor.org /pubs/basor/308abstracts.html   (1428 words)

 Ancient Kition - Larnaca, Cyprus
Kition, now mostly buried under modern Larnaca, was an important ancient city.
Originally settled by the Mycenaeans and the Phonicians 3,000 years ago, it was the birthplace of Zeno the philosopher and, according to tradition, its first Christian bishop was Lazarus.
Excavations of ancient Kition were begun by the Swedes in the 1920s, but most of the ancient city remains buried under modern Larnaca.
www.sacred-destinations.com /cyprus/larnaca-ancient-kition.htm   (875 words)

 Abebooks Search Results - Kition
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The Holy Synod meets tomorrow to settle the public feud between the Bishops of Paphos and Kition on the mandate of the investigative committee, which recently filed a 400-page report on the mismanagement of church finances.
In turn, Paphos rejected the claims and charged Kition of acting as a constant obstacle to the work of the Holy Synod in investigating the looting of church property.
Meanwhile, there is a new twist in the tale, as pthe rime candidate for the Archbishop’s throne, Bishop of Kykkos, Nikiforos, is under threat of a civil action after writing a letter which the three-member investigative committee claims to be “seriously libellous”.
www.cyprus-mail.com /news/main.php?id=15227&cat_id=1   (519 words)

According to legend, Zeno of Kition was said to have ended his life after the tortures of an accident, because through this incident Zeno lost the joy of living and paedagogical activities.
Zeno of Kition is known as the founder of Stoicism.
Zeno of Kition simply defines "passion" as the contra-rational movement of the soul or its movement against nature or the movement away from an overwhelming compulsion.
www.csudh.edu /phenom_studies/ethics/lect_2.htm   (5832 words)

 Larnaka Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Kition is another name given to the town due to Zinon in the ancient times.
A Mycenaean Settlement site estimated at the 13th Century BC where a wealth of pottery, jewelry and alabaster vessels was discovered in the tombs by a courtyard.
This 1625 building dates back in the early British rule of the island where it was used as a prison and barracks.
www.holiday2cyprus.co.uk /larguide.htm   (611 words)

Kition is the birthplace of the philosopher Zeno, founder of the Stoic School, and it is here that Saint Lazarus came to live after his resurrection.
In the 18th century it became a commercial centre and tlie seat of the European consulates.
Saint Lazarus is the patron saint of Larnaca.Kition became his second home after his resurrection by Christ, and he lived here for another 30 years.
www.aboutcyprus.com /larnaca.htm   (1099 words)

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Copper ore was transported probably from the nearby mines of Troulli and Kalavasos to the Kition where at its workshops the copper was excavated and worked into copper objects and coins, which were then conveniently exported from its harbor.
It is with justified pride that the charter members of the new Rotary Club have decided to use Kition as the name of their Club and to exhibit the Cyclopean Wall of Kition on the Club’s banner as part of the emblem of the Rotary Club of Larnaca-Kition.
Its name is derived from the word “larnax” which means tomb or sarcophagus a great number of which are to be found in the area.
www.rotary-cyprus.org /~lar-kition/history.htm   (1041 words)

 YourCyprus.com - Welcome to your sunny island of love! -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This was also the second home of Lazaros, who after he was raised from the dead by Christ, came to Kition as its first bishop.
The ancient Mycenaean temples and cyclopean walls of the ancient city were hidden under the earth for centuries, until they were finally uncovered by archaeologists in the last few years.
Restoration was carried out in the 17th century, keeping faithfully to the original plan, and the church can be called one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture.
www.yourcyprus.com /cyprusguide/visitor6.htm   (554 words)

 The Grand Archaeological Tour of Cyprus (4 Days) on The Worldwide Traveler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The ruins of the Aceramic village are formidable and include a number of circular stone dwellings bisected by a "wall," almost 185 meters from start to finish.
Approaching Larnaka, stop at Kition, one of the nine ancient Cypriot city-kingdoms.
On your final night in Larnaka, take time to see Kition (in case you missed it at the beginning) or the medieval fort, in the centre of town.
www.theworldwidegourmet.com /travel/europe/chypre/tour.htm   (959 words)

 Car hire | Car rental Cyprus, four wheel drive vehicules
Larnaca sits a few kilometres to the north of the ancient kingdom of Kition.
Through the centuries, Kition was one of Cyprus's main city-kingdoms, enjoying periods of prosperity and was for a while the capital until successive invasions and earthquakes forced it to Nicosia.
The beautiful interior of the Church of St. Lazarus Originally called Kition in the days of the Old Testament, Larnaka reached a heyday as a commercial center in the 1700’s, when the consulates were established here.
www.4x4-cyprus.com /cyprus/larnaca.html   (327 words)

 CyprusFocus.Com - Cyprus, Larnaka, Larnaca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Beside the modern city are the remains of Kition the ancient city-kingdom with its cyclopean walls and a complex of five temples.
Kition is the birthplace of Zenon, founder of the Stoic school of philosophy and it is the place that Saint Lazarus chose to live after he was resurrected.
Lazarus, who was ordained Bishop of Kition, lived here for 30 years.
www.cyprusfocus.com /en_info_lar.html   (259 words)

 Larnaca Cyprus car hire
It was extensively damaged in the wars with the Persians and in 450BC was besieged by the Greek fleet, led by General Kimon with 200 triremes.
Kition changed its name to Larnaca once St. Lazarus's tomb was found to the areas of Kition, 10th century AD.
To the eastern side of the promenade is a large marina with berths for several hundred yachts.
www.car-hire-cyprus.org /larnaca.html   (726 words)

 Harbours full text
The latter part of the Late Bronze Age is characterized by turmoil of the "sea people", and the second influx of Mycenaens who introduce the Aegean culture on the island.
The harbours of Amathous and Kourion on the southern coast were on the route between Rhodes and Egypt, and the Syro-palestinian coast via Paphos.
Kourio, being further west orientated its efforts towards the Aegean, whilst Amathous, which consolidated the "eteocypriots" and was located near to the Phoenician city of Kition, was closely tied to the Levant.
www.rgzm.de /Navis2/Home/HarbourFullTextOutput.cfm?HarbourNR=Cyprus-Ports   (1216 words)

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