Chersonese


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Chersonese

(kûrsōnēs`) or

Chersonesus

(–nē`səs) [Gr.,=peninsula], name applied in ancient geography to several regions. See CrimeaCrimea
, Rus. and Ukr. Krym, peninsula and republic (1991 est. pop. 2,363,000), c.10,000 sq mi (25,900 sq km), SE Europe, linked with the mainland by the Perekop Isthmus. The peninsula is bounded on the S and W by the Black Sea.
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 (Chersonesus Taurica or Scythia); Gallipoli PeninsulaGallipoli Peninsula,
Lat. Chersonesus Thracica, narrow peninsula, c.50 mi (80 km) long, W Turkey, extending southwestward between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. The port of Gallipoli gives it its name.
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 (Chersonesus Thracica); Malay PeninsulaMalay Peninsula
, southern extremity (c.70,000 sq mi/181,300 sq km) of the continent of Asia, lying between the Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Malacca on the west and the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea on the east. It stretches south for c.
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 (Chersonesus Aurea); JutlandJutland
, Dan. Jylland, Ger. Jütland, peninsula, c.250 mi (400 km) long and up to 110 mi (177 km) wide, N Europe, comprising continental Denmark and N Schleswig-Holstein state, Germany.
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 (Chersonesus Cimbrica).
References in periodicals archive ?
Bird, The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither (Oxford, MS: Project Gutenberg, 2002), 1.
19) The Heroikos is a fictitious dialogue between a disbelieving Phoenician and a vine-dresser in the Thracian Chersonese, who is a faithful devotee of the cult of Protesilaos.
22) After reaching the Thracian Chersonese in 334, Alexander's march took the character of a religious pilgrimage, in which he made sacrifices to the gods and visited sites associated with heroes of the Trojan War.
The Aurea Chersonese appears on Martin Behaim's globe of 1492 under the name aurea ch'fonefs.
The coin, which originated in ancient city of Tauric Chersonese in the Black Sea region (called Pantikapaion by the Greeks), features on one side the elaborately detailed head of a satyr with a pointed beard, a goat's ear and a pug nose, wearing an ivy wreath.