Chalcidice

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Chalcidice,

Greece: see KhalkidhikíKhalkidhikí
or Chalcidice
, peninsula (1991 pop. 92,117), NE Greece, projecting into the Aegean Sea from SE Macedonia. Its southern extremity terminates in three peninsulas: Kassandra (anc. Gr.
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Chalcidice

 

(also Khalkidhiki), a peninsula in northeastern Greece, between the Gulf of Salonika and the Gulf of Strimon of the Aegean Sea. The peninsula, which juts 120 km into the sea, forms three prongs: the Kassandra, Sithonia, and Ayion Oros peninsulas. The terrain is mountainous; the maximum elevation is 2,033 m, at Mount Athos on the Ayion Oros Peninsula. The Chalcidice Peninsula has Mediterranean shrubs and mountain forests. The city of Thessaloniki lies on the northwestern edge of the peninsula. On the slopes of Mount Athos stand about 20 monasteries.

Chalcidice

a peninsula of N central Greece, in Macedonia Central, ending in the three promontories of Kassandra, Sithonia, and Akti. Area: 2945 sq. km (1149 sq. miles)
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There must be a reason why Herodotus designates the Chalcidians settled in Thrace, whom elsewhere he calls [Greek Words Omitted] (8.
For during the war with Athens and the Chalcidian League he had been diverted to Pherae, from which he expelled the ex-tyrant Peitholaus;(5) and now that his hands were free he presumably consolidated his authority in Thessaly.
That he did operate in Thessaly after the Chalcidian War was in fact indicated by Polybius in a speech attributed to Chlaeneas.
279, who cites its reference to the obscure stories of the Chalcidian Arethusa and the Aethyiae, which suggest the Alexandrians' fondness for recondite local legends).
Plutarch, in his ''Dialogue on Love'', tells us that one side, the Chalcidians, won a victory because of the courage of a general named Cleomachus, who led their Thessalian allies:
When subsequently their hoplites also fled, the Chalcidians had a decisive victory.
when the kingdom of Philip was being increased in size, the name 'Macedones' was not granted to the conquered peoples - Illyrians, Paeonians, Chalcidians etc.
1, being for instance Mycenaeans and Histiaeans),(20) Bottiaei, Chalcidians, Crousaeans, Bisaltae, Thracians, Pieres, Eordi, Sarnousii.
It is not inconsistent, he argues, for the Athenians to enslave the Chalcidians in Euboea, yet to allow the people of Leontini independence (6.