Chersonese


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Chersonese

(kûrsōnēs`) or

Chersonesus

(–nē`səs) [Gr.,=peninsula], name applied in ancient geography to several regions. See CrimeaCrimea
, Rus. and Ukr. Krym, peninsula and republic (1991 est. pop. 2,363,000), c.10,000 sq mi (25,900 sq km), SE Europe, linked with the mainland by the Perekop Isthmus. The peninsula is bounded on the S and W by the Black Sea.
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 (Chersonesus Taurica or Scythia); Gallipoli PeninsulaGallipoli Peninsula,
Lat. Chersonesus Thracica, narrow peninsula, c.50 mi (80 km) long, W Turkey, extending southwestward between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. The port of Gallipoli gives it its name.
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 (Chersonesus Thracica); Malay PeninsulaMalay Peninsula
, southern extremity (c.70,000 sq mi/181,300 sq km) of the continent of Asia, lying between the Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Malacca on the west and the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea on the east. It stretches south for c.
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 (Chersonesus Aurea); JutlandJutland
, Dan. Jylland, Ger. Jütland, peninsula, c.250 mi (400 km) long and up to 110 mi (177 km) wide, N Europe, comprising continental Denmark and N Schleswig-Holstein state, Germany.
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 (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).
The chosen arca, the Sigeum, the Troad and the Chersonese (and afterwards also Thrace) is constructed in the Athenian imaginary world asa space settled by Attic heroes who justify Athenian control.
(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.