Hellespont


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Hellespont:

see DardanellesDardanelles
or Çanakkale Boğazi
, strait, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 1 to 4 mi (1.6 to 6.4 km) wide, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara and separating the Gallipoli peninsula of European Turkey from Asian Turkey.
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For, as the most of you have heard, the Turks and Arabs have attacked them and have conquered the territory of Romania [the Greek empire] as far west as the shore of the Mediterranean and the Hellespont, which is called the Arm of St.
Kenneth Haynes translates the footnote: "for in its cities the coast of the Hellespont, more oysterous than most, honours you [Priapus] particularly" (P&B, p.
The Dardanelles Disaster" highlights the diplomatic clashes from Whitehall to the Hellespont, Berlin to Constantinople and St.
From the drugs and bisexuality to criticising Elgin and raising an army: from keeping a bear in his rooms at Cambridge to swimming the Hellespont.
But sadly, despite his thrusting breast stroke, Mr Everett gave up halfway across the famous Hellespont straits.
But these are the very divides that the Benaki collection manages to bridge, by bringing the continuity of the Greek experience to the fore: ever enamoured of freedom, these people - small in number, and settled on a territory that once encompassed the whole of Asia Minor, the Hellespont, and Magna Graecia - have been subject to many dominations prior to their independence.
At one point Xerxes, the Persian Emperor, beholds his vast army crossing the Hellespont.
The idea expressed in these terms is thus both an acknowledgement and an attempt to deal with the fact that journeys (in transcending the quotidian) entail existential threats: if my secular journey to the market, or to the Hellespont, is 'interrupted' in the dramatic form of my untimely death, I will--according to the hope express in the 'goodbye'--at least have reached my ultimate destination safely.
The shadow of the eclipse moved eastward over the Atlantic Ocean, covered the western coast of Morocco, continued east over the desert south of Carthage, then turned northeastward over the central Mediterranean, staying south of Sicily, crossed the Ionian Sea, covered the whole breadth of the Peloponnesus except for the extreme northwest, traversed the Attic peninsula, headed northeast over the Aegean, covered northern Ionia and Mysia, brushed the Hellespont, darkened the Bosporus, crossed portions of western Black Sea, and then continued northeast across southern Russia.
When her lover Oleander drowned swimming the Hellespont, she did likewise.
Cunningham, a young, well-connected and controversial undersecretary at the British Embassy, is shot to death immediately after his much-publicized attempt to swim the Hellespont and recreate the feat of the mythological Greek lover, Leander.
In 500 BC, the original settlers of the Hellespont region, the Chersonnese, built a wall right across the narrow neck to keep out the raiding Thracians.