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Cyrene was an ancient Greek colony and then a Roman city in present-day Shahhat, Libya. It gave eastern Libya the classical name Cyrenaica that it has retained to modern times.Cyrene lies in a lush valley in the Jebel Akhdar uplands. The city was named after a spring, Kyre, which the Greeks consecrated to Apollo. It was also the seat of the Cyrenaics, a famous school of philosophy in the 3rd century BC, founded by Aristippus, a Socrates disciple. It has been nicknamed then as Athens of…

Cyrene was an ancient Greek colony and then a Roman city in present-day Shahhat, Libya. It gave eastern Libya the classical name Cyrenaica that it has retained to modern times.Cyrene lies in a lush valley in the Jebel Akhdar uplands. The city was named after a spring, Kyre, which the Greeks consecrated to Apollo. It was also the seat of the Cyrenaics, a famous school of philosophy in the 3rd century BC, founded by Aristippus, a Socrates disciple. It has been nicknamed then as Athens of…

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