Cyprus became a Roman province in 58 BC, according to Strabo because the Roman politician, Publius Clodius Pulcher, held a grudge against the king of Cyprus, Ptolemy, and sent Marcus Cato to conquer the island after he had become tribune.
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10 Fun Facts about the Island of Cyprus. September 14, 2011 by Cynthia Ord Leave a Comment. by Carol Montrose. Although Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, it’s a little bit like the kid who came from the milkman; it sort of looks like the rest of the family, but it definitely seems different. ...
With these 42 interesting facts about Cyprus, let’s try to learn more about it! 1. Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. 2. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. 3. Some of the world’s oldest water wells can be found in Cyprus. 4.
Cyprus, an island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea renowned since ancient times for its mineral wealth, superb wines and produce, and natural beauty. A “golden-green leaf thrown into the Sea” and a land of “wild weather and volcanoes,” in the words of the Greek Cypriot poet Leonidas Malenis, Cyprus
Cyprus is a divided island with the northern portion under Turkish control. This is called "The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" but is only recognized as legitimate by Turkey itself. Supporters of the Republic of Cyprus may refer to the northern portion as "Occupied Cyprus".
Contrary to what many people believe, Cyprus is NOT part of Greece, though Greek is the main language spoken in the Republic of Cyprus ie. in the south of the island. In the northern part of the island, known as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkish is the official language, due to the fact that, since 1974, the island has been divided.
The art history of Cyprus can be said to stretch back up to 10,000 years, following the discovery of a series of Chalcolithic period carved figures in the villages of Khoirokoitia and Lempa. The island is the home to numerous examples of high quality religious icon painting from the Middle Ages as well as many painted churches.
Cyprus, an island in the eastern Mediterranean, has rich, turbulent history stretching back to antiquity. Cyprus’s official name is the Republic of Cyprus. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and Palestine, north of Egypt and east of Greece.
Cyprus is a large island located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, east of Greece, south of Asia Minor, west of the Levant, and north of Egypt.The naming of the island is a matter of dispute amongst historians. One theory suggests that the large quantity of copper deposits on the island gave the name Cyprus, as copper has the Latin name of cuprum (the Latin symbol is Cu).