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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Key words: Athenian colonization, Sigeus and Tracian Chersonese, Theseid myth.
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).
Reviews: The Golden Chersonese: and the Way Thither, The Soul of Malaya, and the Making of Modern Malaysia," Review of The Golden Chersonese, by Isabella Bird.
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.
10) On the fifth day, these ships mounted shields upon their prows, indicating that the Athenians had disembarked and were dispersed in the Chersonese.
this foul beast Has tracked Iona from the Theban limits, From isle to isle, from city unto city, Urging her flight from the far Chersonese To fabulous Solyma, and the Aetnean Isle, Ortygia, Melite, and Calypso's Rock, And the swart tribes of Garamant and Fez, Aeolia and Elysium, and thy shores, Parthenope, which now, alas
Emily Innes, The Chersonese with the Gilding Off, intro.
The family of Cimon was less happily placed, and when the younger Miltiades was in 493 put on trial for having been tyrant in the Chersonese (Hdt.
His major orations are the three Philippics (351, 344, 341 bc ), three Olynthiacs (349 bc ), On the Peace (346 bc ), On the Embassy (344 bc ), On the Affairs of the Chersonese (341 bc ), and On the Crown (330 bc ).
Seven Ukrainian gems of culture and architecture as well as of nature: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv, the Ensemble of the Historic Centre of L'viv as well as Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora are among those included to the UNESCO World Heritage List.