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Peloponnese

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Peloponnese the southern peninsula of Greece; dominated by Sparta until the 4th century BC
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Usage

In literature:

Asclepius was gone into Peloponnese to work his wondrous cures on men; and some say he used to raise the dead to life.
"The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children" by Charles Kingsley
Here was the chance to fill all the granaries of Peloponnese with corn.
"Hellenica" by Xenophon
The Dorians of Asia furnished thirty ships; and these had Hellenic arms and were originally from the Peloponnese.
"The History Of Herodotus" by Herodotus
The Athenians also sent twenty vessels round Peloponnese to prevent any one crossing over to Sicily from Corinth or Peloponnese.
"The History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides
TAYGETUS, a range of mountains in the Peloponnese, separating Laconia from Messina.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Then the rest of the Greek fleet was fain to withdraw from Salamis, and look to the safety of the Peloponnese only.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Descents were made upon the coasts of the Peloponnese, and the island of Cythera was seized and occupied.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
Mehemet Ali had quickly repaired the losses which his fleet and army had sustained in the Peloponnese.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
This secured for Sparta the undisputed hegemony of the Peloponnese.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
It has also been discovered in Candia and in the Peloponnese.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
The sun, according to Anaxagoras, is many times as large as the Peloponnese.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
In 220-219 the Aetolians defeated him in Arcadia and harried the Peloponnese unchecked.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
The great importance of Megara arose from its commanding all the passes into the Peloponnese.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
He was educated at Constantinople, and in 1423 went to the Peloponnese to hear Gemistus Pletho expound the philosophy of Plato.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Thus the Spartan hegemony in the Peloponnese was not really a federation except in the broadest sense.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
The products of Crete and of the Peloponnese had found their way to Egypt and Asia Minor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
Italy, but is widely spread also amongst the peoples of the Peloponnese and of northern Greece.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
Apart from Thessaly, it included all Greece outside the Peloponnese.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 10" by Various
The "children of Ion" originated in north-eastern Peloponnese; and traces of them remained in Troezen and Cynuria.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
It was Alpheus, the king of all the rivers of Peloponnese.
"Children of the Dawn" by Elsie Finnimore Buckley
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In poetry:

But today, in spite of his nature,
he is preoccupied, dejected. Near the shore
he watched, deeply distressed, as they unload
ships with booty taken from the Peloponnese.
"On an Italian Shore" by Constantine P Cavafy

In news:

The Peloponnese in Greece is steeped in history.
The Peloponnese in Greece is home to historic ruins such as Olympia and Sparta.
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In science:

The NESTOR Collaboration began surveys of an area close to the Peloponnese coast at a mean depth of about 4 km in the ’90s.
In Search for Extraterrestrial High Energy Neutrinos
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