Tainaron


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Tainaron

 

(also Matapan), a cape on the Peloponnesus, in Greece, formed by a ridge of Mount Taygetus. It constitutes the southern extremity of the Balkan Peninsula (36°23′ N lat., 22°29′ E long.).

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1993): Three sanctuaires of Poseidon: Geraistos, Kalaureia and Tainaron.
Selected essays and fiction: Donna Quijote ja muita kaupunkilaisia (Dona Quixote and Other Townspeople, 1983), Tainaron, postia toisesta kaupungista (Tainaron, Mail from Another City, 1985), Rapina ja muita esseita (Rustle and Other Essays, 1989), Umbra (Umbra, 1990), Matemaattisia olioita tai jaettuja unia (Mathematical Beings or Shared Dreams, 1992), Tribar (Tribar, 1993), Ettei etaisyys ikavoisi (That the Distance Should Not Grieve, 1995), Sfinksi ja robotti (The Sphinx and the Robot, 1995.
Orpheus descended through the gate at Tainaron And sang so poignantly of his lost wife He set even the bottomless spaces grieving,
Principal battles: Dardanelles (Kanakkale Bogazi) (1915); Zeebrugge (1918); Calabria, Taranto (1940); Cape Matapan (Akra Tainaron, Greece) (1941).
Cape Matapan or Tainaron is the southernmost mainland point of which European country?