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date: 28 October 2020

Chersonese, Thracian, 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

a long, narrow peninsula forming the European side of the Hellespont (Dardanelles). Running in an east–west direction, it connects the sea of Marmara with the Aegean. It was noted for its fertility and for its strategic location as a crossing between Europe and Asia. Several Greek cities lay along the protected southern (Hellespontine) shore, leaving no doubt about their ability to control sea traffic through the straits. It was settled by Aeolian and Ionian Greeks in the 8th and 7th cents. ... ...

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