Sardis

   Metropolis of Lydia in Asia Minor (qq.v.). The city flourished until the early seventh century. The historian Eunapios (q.v.), who wrote from Sardis, describes a philosophical school there. Recent excavations have revealed the extent of its civic monuments and churches, many of which were destroyed ca. 616, perhaps by a Persian raid. The seventh-century Byzantine fortress survived for centuries, despite a brief occupation by the Arabs in 716 and by Tzachas (qq.v.) from 1092-1098. Sardis flourished again under the Lascarids (q.v.), as did the entire region. However, after 1261 the Turkish advance in Lydia was relentless. The emirate of Saruhan (qq.v.) conquered Sardis ca. 1315.

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  • SARDIS — SARDIS, capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia some 60 miles (90 km.) from the west coast of Turkey. A world capital under the Mermnad dynasty (c. 680–547 B.C.E.) whose riches culminated under Croesus, Sardis was a Hellenistic royal capital… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sardis — Sardis, GA U.S. town in Georgia Population (2000): 1171 Housing Units (2000): 519 Land area (2000): 1.508358 sq. miles (3.906629 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.508358 sq. miles (3.906629 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Sardis, GA — U.S. town in Georgia Population (2000): 1171 Housing Units (2000): 519 Land area (2000): 1.508358 sq. miles (3.906629 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.508358 sq. miles (3.906629 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Sardis, KY — U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 149 Housing Units (2000): 64 Land area (2000): 0.488328 sq. miles (1.264764 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.488328 sq. miles (1.264764 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Sardis, MS — U.S. town in Mississippi Population (2000): 2038 Housing Units (2000): 862 Land area (2000): 1.982574 sq. miles (5.134844 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.982574 sq. miles (5.134844 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Sardis, TN — U.S. town in Tennessee Population (2000): 445 Housing Units (2000): 211 Land area (2000): 2.364024 sq. miles (6.122795 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.364024 sq. miles (6.122795 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • sardis — sf. Rtr žr. sarderis …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Sardis — A plain weave, woollen suiting, formerly made in France …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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