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Of or relating to Paros or the fine white marble for which it is renowned; denoting a form of fine white unglazed hard-paste porcelain likened to Parian marble.

Parian chronicle an inscribed marble stele, originally set up on Paros, giving a record of ancient Greek history from the reign of Cecrops, the legendary first king of Athens, to the archonship of Astyanax at Paros and of Diognetus at Athens (c.264 bc); two fragments survive, one kept in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, the other on Paros itself.


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