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see Marmara, Sea ofMarmara, Sea of,
or Sea of Marmora,
c.4,430 sq mi (11,474 sq km), NW Turkey, between Europe in the north and Asia in the south. The Sea of Marmara, c.175 mi (280 km) long and 50 mi (80 km) wide, is connected on the east with the Black Sea through the Bosporus and on
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Despite conjectures, (10) permanent bases of a praetorian fleet (Misene or Ravennate) in the Propontis before the second half of the 1st century cannot be confirmed and a base of neither within the Black Sea rim at any time is on record.
In the Propontis, as far as I can learn, none of that peculiar substance called brit is to be found, the aliment of the right whale.
That bypass, which is estimated to cost around $550-600 million and projected to carry up to 1.2 million bbl/d, constitutes the safest and cheapest of all of the alternative bypasses of the Propontis. It lacks one critical element, however: Russia's approval.
It also swept through Thrace and took control of the vital ports of Byzantium and Chalcedon at the Black Sea entrance to the Propontis. Darius was now a threat troth to the military security and grain supplies of mainland Greece.
Nicanor's next appointment was to command the fleet which Cassander dispatched to the Propontis in summer 318.
Propontis was easier to see well before opposition.
In this detail he differs pointedly with Apollonius, who situates the episode in the Propontis, before the Argonauts have traversed the rocks.(31) While both traditions seem to have been represented in antiquity,(32) I offer the suggestion that in the proem of the idyll a reference to the Argo's divinely assisted voyage through the Symplegades reinforces the 'correction' of Apollonius at the beginning of the Amycus episode.
Propontis was isolated, slightly V-shaped, and again darker on the E.
What we want here is a designation either of the Propontis (cf.