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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3.25.5), referring to Tainaron, the Lakonian promontory where one of the entrances to Hades was located, mentions a snake that was called "the dog of Hades," a hint that in Lakonia there was a snake associated with the underworld, perhaps an earlier or alternative form of Kerberos.
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).