Chersonese


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Chersonese

Chersonese (kûrsōnēsˈ) or Chersonesus (–nēˈsəs) [Gr.,=peninsula], name applied in ancient geography to several regions. See Crimea (Chersonesus Taurica or Scythia); Gallipoli Peninsula (Chersonesus Thracica); Malay Peninsula (Chersonesus Aurea); Jutland (Chersonesus Cimbrica).
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We invite [Ukrainian Ambassador Boris] Mr Humeniuk to visit our exhibition at any time convenient for him, where we will proudly share information about the history and the modern life of the Museum-reserve "Tauric Chersonese".
In an armoire is a map (Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1606), Insulae Indiae Orientalis Praecipuae, In quibus Moluccae celeberrime sunt encompassing Ptolemy's Golden Chersonese, Marco Polo's and Ibn Battuta's Cauchinchina and Insula Borneo, Pigafetta's Islas de las Velas and Archipelagus S.
(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.
In Claudius Ptolemy's Geography the Aurea Chersonese, the actual Malay Peninsula, forms the western side of the Sinus Magnus or "Great Gulf, the actual Gulf of Siam (Gulf of Thailand).
(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.
Isabella Bird appears in chapter 2, "Line of Sight: Narration and the Spectator in Isabella Bird's The Golden Chersonese," as a woman who inscribes a conventional female self through the epistolary mode and narrates a picturesque perspective on the Southeast Asian environment.
The only mistake Darius made during the campaign was in allowing the escape of Miltiades, the tyrant of the Thracian Chersonese, a Greek state occupying a peninsula forming the north side of the Hellespont or Dardanelles.
It consists of Cycladic islands--Andros (112), Tenos (113), Mykonos (115), three cities of Keos (119-122), Amorgos (124), Siphnos (126), and Sikinos (127); cities from the island of Lesbos in the eastern Aegean--Antissa (116) and Eresos (117); a city on Euboia--Hestiaia (114); cities from the Chersonese and Propontis region--Elaious (123) and Selymbria (125); cities on the Thracian coast--Dion (128-129) and Neapolis (130); and a mystery city, that of the Astraiousians (118).
The Aurea Chersonesus of Ptolemy, the "Golden Chersonese" of Milton, the Malay Peninsula of our day, has no legitimate claim to an ancient history.
Clowes, 1842) with Bird's The Golden Chersonese and the way thither (New York: G.
He was connected to Athens through family, though he had been a tyrant elsewhere, in the Chersonese area of Greece.